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Energy-saving project to cut public sector costs

Range of measures including solar panels and LED lighting

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Ambitious plans to cut costs and carbon emissions across the public sector are set to get the ‘green’ light.

Leicestershire County Council has revealed plans to set up a new energy efficiency project supporting councils, NHS, police, fire and other public organisations across the Midlands.

The scheme would provide support on a range of measures including solar panels, LED lighting and biomass boilers.


By making fairly simple changes, the public sector can bring about big changes. We have already saved £420,000 from our yearly energy bills, and believe we can help other organisations to save money and be greener.


Subject to approval, work to set up the project will get underway immediately.

The council has reduced its energy costs by:

• installing solar panels at County Hall and other sites
• rolling out LED lights across buildings
• putting in a biomass boiler – a wood-fuelled heating system - at County Hall

Cabinet will consider the report when it meets at 11am next Friday (23 June).  The meeting starts at 11am and will be webcast, live, at - a recording will be available from the following day.


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