KIRKLEES Council has announced that its buildings and street lights will be powered by green energy from April 2021.

This means the council’s electricity will be generated entirely from renewable sources, with the impact of using green energy expected to reduce the district's carbon usage by around 17, 250 tonnes.

Cllr Shabir Pandor, Council Leader, said: “As a council, we are committed to leading by example as we tackle the climate emergency. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere and contribute to global warming, with devastating impacts starting to be felt.

"Selecting a green tariff for the council’s energy usage is an essential step in our pledge to help save the planet."