Newcastle has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, which is an ambitious and commendable goal. The city has developed a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) to outline its strategy for achieving this target, which includes a range of measures such as promoting energy efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy, and transitioning to electric vehicles.
Newcastle City Council is working with a range of partners to deliver the SEAP, including businesses, community groups, and residents. Some of the initiatives being pursued include improving energy efficiency in homes and buildings, increasing the use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind power, and promoting sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, and electric vehicles.
The council is also working to increase awareness of the importance of sustainability and climate action, and to engage with residents and businesses to encourage them to take action towards a more sustainable future. This includes providing information and resources on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living, as well as offering financial incentives for those who invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.