A national environmental charity has ranked Warrington in the top ten for renewable energy use in the North West.
The research from environmental think-tank Green Alliance shows nearly 20% of the Town’s energy is generated from environmentally friendly sources.
Lynton Green from Warrington Council told Wire renewable energy is a resource the authority is keen to capitalise on:
“An example of that is a commercial deal that we did with Warrington Wolves most recently. When you’re at the game you probably won’t notice it, but there’s actually a large array of solar panels on the south stand. We see that the more we can do around this to help local businesses, then we’re helping them secure their electricity supply.
“We’ve been trying to make sure we generate electricity for Warrington through renewable resources. The biggest proportion actually comes from the gas that comes from landfill.
“I think it could become, eventually, a good revenue source of income for the Council. The Council is becoming more commercial, in order to generate money so we can protect some of our other services. Where there are commercial opportunities, and it’s helping attract business to the town, that’s something we want to really push on.”