Zero Carbon Village

3,000
Est. number of people
who benefit directly

Wedmore Solar Panels

Our story

Somerset County Council is committed to tackling climate change and is working towards a carbon neutral Somerset by 2030. But we can’t do it alone and we need everyone in Somerset to do their bit.

Wedmore village in Somerset has a population of 3,000 and is working towards becoming a zero carbon village. It has been following the ZCBritain project that was the brain child of the Centre of Alternative Technology. In 2018 the village fundraised to produce their own comprehensive and detailed zero carbon report for the village.

In 2019, Wedmore launched its ZC report as an event at the church with and Paul Allen from the Centre of Alternative Technology. From 2019, Wedmore has focussed on six main sub groups to help achieve its zero carbon goals. The sub groups are:

Energy
Food
Transport
Wellbeing
Housing
Carbon and Nature

Wedmore solar farm has been producing clean energy since 2013 and is a community owned enterprise.

Our advice

Somerset County Council and the four District Councils are working together towards a climate resilient Somerset.

Since 2013 Wedmore Solar Farm has been generating clean energy, with many of the community building also having solar arrays.

When it comes to tackling climate change, everyone needs to play their part, and making small, everyday changes like swapping their energy supplier to a green supply can make a big difference.

Our metrics

  • There are sub-groups for:
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Carbon and Nature

Read more: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/climate-emergency/

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