Air Quality and Climate Change
Climate change is now widely accepted as one of the greatest challenges to our economy, environment and society. Tackling its causes and effects is an overarching priority in government strategy and policy, both nationally and locally.
Wiltshire Council has set up a Green Economy team to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change in the following ways:
- Reducing Wiltshire’s carbon foot print
- Preparing for unavoidable climate change
- Preparing the council for the Carbon reduction commitment
The work in these distinct areas forms the council’s climate change strategy, as outlined in the 2010 ‘Energy, Change and Opportunity (ECO) strategy’.
More information on reducing Wiltshire’s carbon footprint can be found on the Councils website.
ELV charging points
As part of the council’s work to reduce its Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions and impact on climate change, we are always exploring new ways to reduce transport related emissions across Wiltshire.
Electric vehicles (EVs) do not burn fuel and create almost no noise. They are battery powered and have the potential to be ‘zero-emission vehicles’ (ZEVs) if powered by renewable electricity.
Wiltshire Council recently installed a twin, fast-charging unit in Bradford on Avon railway station car park and are adding twin charging points at Chippenham, Trowbridge and Westbury railway stations in partnership with First Great Western. For more information on electric vehicle charging in Wiltshire please visit the Wiltshire Council website.