We want to take action in every area to become carbon neutral. This includes:

  • our energy
  • transport
  • housing
  • planning
  • how we work with our suppliers

We’ve shown this in our new Carbon Neutral Action Plan and Carbon Neutral Policy.

Actions already taken include:

  • Installation of energy saving LED streetlights and LED lighting across the Council estate.
  • Installation of heat pumps and solar panels
  • Developing two new solar farms in Torbay
  • Secured funding to install electric vehicle charging points across the Bay.

Some of the key actions in our Carbon Neutral Council Action Plan include:

  • New policy and set of zero carbon principles for all staff to follow (More information about the Environment and Carbon Neutral Policy: Environment and Carbon Neutral Policy - Torbay Council)
  • Reviewing our fleet and transitioning it over time to zero emissions vehicles
  • Electric car hire scheme for longer business journeys
  • Continuing to consult and co-design with our communities a flood defence/alleviation solution for Paignton and Preston Sea fronts
  • £1m of projects to decarbonise the estate and fleet
  • Change the way we make decisions to make sure we consider the impacts on the climate

More information about the Carbon Neutral Action Plan: Carbon Neutral Council Action Plan 2022 to 2024 - Torbay Council