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£8.5m boost for Herts County Council's climate change programme

Hertfordshire County Council's fight against climate change has been boosted by a further £8.5m grant.

The authority has secured the latest funding from the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme, managed by Salix Finance, bringing its total to £23.5m to deliver capital energy efficiency projects at 74 schools, 23 fire stations, libraries and office buildings.

Some of the schemes include installing solar panels at 128 council-owned properties, an air source heat pump, improved cavity wall insulation and energy-efficient boiler systems.

Deputy leader Cllr Teresa Heritage said: "This additional funding is another positive step for us in achieving our countywide sustainability goals, enabling us to continue to lead in our efforts to fight climate change as an organisation.

"We have committed, through our recently approved Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy and Action Plan, that the management of all our operations will have an exemplary sustainability focus."

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