THE QUEEN’S BIG GREEN CANOPY
THE QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites everyone across the UK to plant trees. Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, and the wishes of His Majesty the King, the initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 to give people the opportunity to plant trees in memoriam to honour The Queen.
NEW HOUSES WILL BE NET CARBON ZERO BY 2023
• All new homes to be net carbon zero by 2030.
• We will meet government targets for energy transformations within national timeframes but with the ambition of achieving this earlier.
To come but to include:
– Housing mix: type / age
– Council owned property
– Data regarding current energy supply
• Work out carbon footprint for our homes
• Turn down the temperature gauge – NHS guidelines for optimum temperature for good health is 18 degrees Celsius
• Advice to install insulation and draft proofing
• Advice on energy usage reduction
• Set up a housing sub group and include social and private landlords – develop a charter/agreement and get them to create a baseline and report in each year on a) actions taken, b) tangible results achieved. RCC to spot audit
• Evidenced position on new build and existing planning policy that prohibits low carbon emission choices – for example solar panels on listed buildings
• Specific list of verified / evidenced ‘Top Tips’ for reducing energy consumption in the home
• List of green tariff energy companies
• List of local renewable energy technology suppliers and installers
• Set up green business directory
• Encourage the use of Smart meters
• Energy clubs
• Education r/e heat pumps / insulation etc – signposting
LEAP (service for residents to receive advice and support on energy efficiency).
Sustainable Land Trust
Energy companies –
Central government – grants
Peterborough City Council
Policies / Reports
• National Planning Policy Framework
• RCC local plan / planning policies
• Net Zero Carbon Plans (examples from other authorities)
• Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2017-22
• Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy 2021-25.
• Home Energy Conservation Act reports 2013–21.
What will success look like?
Reduced carbon emissions – year on year comparison
• Lower fuel bills
• Number of homes with Smart meters – no idea if we can get a starting point of numbers??
• Number of new homes built to net zero standards
• Number of homes adapted to use low carbon technologies
What’s in it for me?
• Saving money on fuel bills
• Improved quality of life
• Better health
• Reduced carbon footprint