City Council has pioneered an ambitious
Sustainable Energy Strategy. It aims to reduce
Cities overall energy use by half by 2025 - with
Renewable energy sources playing a major role.
energy is seen as a key option. The Council has
already installed solar cells on the council Offices.
During the summer these can heat 400 litres of
water from the mains temperature of 10-15°C
to 45°C, and they can save the council £450
a year due to reduced gas consumption. The Council
has also installed an advanced evacuated tube
heating sytem at a city swimming pool.
Leicester was designated Britain's first 'Environment
City'in 1990. It was one of only twelve cities
across the world invited to attend the first Earth
Summit In Rio.