Carbon Neutral Projects

This page provides information on some of the work the Climate Change Team is leading to help deliver on the aim for Hull to become carbon neutral by 2030. This is not an exhaustive list of work that is being undertaken by the Council or by other partners, organisations and businesses that is taking the city to a decarbonised prosperous future.

Carbon Reduction Pathways

This project will deliver a clear carbon reduction pathway with key milestones that need to be achieved by the city across -

  • power
  • buildings
  • industry
  • transport and land-use
  • land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)

if we are to meet our carbon reduction aim.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

This project will deliver increased electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the city to help the Council move to an electric vehicle fleet as well as increase the availability of public charging points.

Solar Renewable Energy Assessments

The project will assess Council buildings and car parks for the potential for solar energy generation and battery storage.

Wind Renewable Energy Assessments

The project will assess potential sites in the city where the Council can develop wind turbines and battery storage.

Strategic Local Energy Plan

The Council and Northern Powergrid are working together to develop a Plan for the increased use fo electricity in the city for electric vehicle charging, electric heating and to support future regeneration sites. The initial piece of work is focused upon the city centre but will expand across the city over time.

H21 (Hydrogen for heating)

The Council is working in partnership with - 

  • Leeds City Council
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Northern Gas Networks

to understand how domestic heating can be decarbonised through replacing natural gas with hydrogen gas.

The H21 project is one of a number exploring hydrogen as a future fuel including -

  • the HyDeploy Project
  • Zero Carbon Humber G
  • Gigastack Project.