Hackney Council has committed to ensure half of its power is renewable from April.
While the decision to stipulate that requirement via the Crown Commercial Services procurement framework may increase costs, the council said it will cut consumption via ISO50001 to offset bill increases.
The council has committed to buying 100% renewable power by 2050. It is also exploring options to launch its own energy company.
Part of that company’s remit is to utilise up to 50% of Hackney’s council owned residential roof space for solar power generation (details here).
The council will also host Procuring the Future, a seminar dedicated to clean energy procurement for all London local authorities, in January 2019.