An investment that is making a positive impact right on your doorstep
West Berkshire Council’s first municipal investment is now fully funded. This investment was the first of its kind in the UK, allowing residents to back local green energy projects through their local council. The money raised from this investment was used to build new rooftop solar power at council-owned sites, to help deliver on its plans to make the district carbon neutral by 2030 — twenty years ahead of the government target.
The investment raised £1 million from more than 600 investors from July to October 2020, and over a fifth was invested by local people.View investment
How this municipal investment is making an impact
West Berkshire Council has put the money raised through this investment to work. They have completed five rooftop solar installations which will provide green power around their district.Blog: Solar panel installation begins
Energising West Berkshire Council’s climate action
West Berkshire Council’s Director of Resources, Joseph Holmes, reveals the impact that municipal investments have had on how they finance their ambitious Environment Strategy to reach Net Zero by 2030.Blog: energising the green agenda