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Leicester City Council

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Leicester City Council has pioneered an ambitious Sustainable Energy Strategy. It aims to reduce the Cities overall energy use by half by 2025 - with Renewable energy sources playing a major role.

Solar 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 from across the world invited to attend the first Earth Summit In Rio.

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