At ‘Switch to a Renewable Future’ at the Cheese and Grain in Frome on 5 March, Frome Town Council will launch a ‘discussion document’ outlining how Frome could become ‘Fossil Fuel Free’ by 2046. The document will then be taken to Council, for decision later on in the Spring.
Leader of the council Peter Macfadyen said “Generating the power we need to live, work and travel without producing greenhouse gas pollution is a huge challenge but it is one every village, town and city will need to address. Becoming fossil free is about making Frome even cleaner, less polluted and more efficient than it is now. It’s about creating new skilled jobs and businesses opportunities and attracting investment in the town and it’s about the community having greater control and ownership over our essential energy services. I hope you can join us for an array of interesting and important discussions in March.”
The announcement follows the United Nations discussions on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015. At the convention global governments including the UK agreed to reduce emissions to ensure that global temperature increases remain ‘well below 2oC’. To achieve this virtually all heat and power the world requires will need to be fossil free by 2035. Bristol City Council have also recently announced they will become a zero carbon city by 2050.