Council wants your views

Gordon Mathesonwants to hear your views.
Gordon Mathesonwants to hear your views.

GLASGOW city council is urging residents to share their views on the city’s evergy and environment plans.

Glasgow is striving to become one of Europe’s most sustainable cities and to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2020. It also aims to help residents access affordable energy.

Examples of action taken or underway on energy in the city include the:-

* Creation of a new £154 million waste to energy centre at Polmadie in partnership with Viridor.

* Installation of electric car charging points around the city.

* Operation of a wind turbine at Cathkin Braes in partnership with SSE — feeding electricity into the grid and generating income for the local community

* Installation of a district heating system at the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village which will provide affordable heat to the residents of 700 homes when the Games end.

Residents’ views will be added to those of more than 125 businesses and organisations which replied to an earlier survey on the subject.

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, and Chair of Sustainable Glasgow, invited people to complete the survey.

He said: “This is a great opportunity for you to have your say on topics such as energy, transport, green activities, tackling climate change and our plans for the city.

“The results of this survey will help to inform the development of Glasgow’s Energy and Carbon Master Plan and will also influence planning and activities for Glasgow’s Year of Green 2015. By taking part you can support and inform actions aimed at improving the environment and sustainability in Glasgow.”

The survey is being run by the council’s EU funded energy planning project, STEP UP (Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning). You can take part at