Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Wrexham acts for local industry and for the environment

LibDem-led council Wrexham last year borrowed nearly £28m for a 5MW scheme to equip one in three of its properties with solar panels made by Japanese company Sharp, which has a solar module factory on the edge of the town. Tenants, who pay on average around £70 a week to rent their homes, can expect £200-300 a year off their bills from the electricity they generate and the council will make over £1m a year profit from feed-in tariffs. The money will increase Wrexham's housing budget by nearly 10 per cent, and will be invested back in public housing.

Read the full article on the Guardian website.

Thanks to the Local Government Association's Liberal Democrat Office for the information.

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