Category Councillor Sarah Dyke

Somerset powering forward as world leaders call for more renewable energy

Community solar projects and a green energy plan for Somerset are among the local actions taking place in response to the global climate emergency. World leaders attending the COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt this week are calling for a more urgent drive on delivering greater amounts of renewable energy. Here in Somerset, this call is […]

£300k boost for Somerset tree planting plans 

Ambitious plans to plant thousands of new trees in Somerset have received a £300,000 funding boost.  Planting significant numbers of new trees is a key part of Somerset’s Climate Emergency Strategy to help the county achieve its ambition of becoming net zero by 2030.  However, this isn’t as simple as just finding some spare land […]

Climate Summit to help Somerset businesses increase sustainability

Somerset businesses are being urged to play their part in combating the climate emergency – with a conference offering insight into practical steps they can take to become more sustainable. The Somerset Business Climate Summit 2022 will take place at Queens College in Taunton on Wednesday 21st September between 10am and 1pm. The Summit will […]

Pledge to protect natural habitats as Council declares Ecological Emergency

Somerset County Council today voted to put additional focus into protecting Somerset’s natural environment and biodiversity by declaring an Ecological Emergency. At today’s Full Council meeting (Wednesday, 20 July) at County Hall, members backed a motion put forward to declare an Ecological Emergency proposed by Executive Lead Member for the Environment and Climate Change Cllr […]