Clean energy and Environmental Resilience

To ensure long term economic resilience and success, West Yorkshire needs to plan for and manage future climate change impacts. Green Infrastructure can assist with this and help to attract and retain investment, skilled people and tourism.

We will apply a low carbon and sustainable approach in everything we do. As a leader in low carbon, we will exploit new economic opportunities with potentially huge global market opportunities. Our businesses will be highly efficient in their use of energy and resources, allowing them to de-couple growth from carbon emissions and pollution.

Poor air quality and fuel poverty will be a thing of the past – homes will be well-insulated, while efficient energy generation, usage and smart networks will ensure everyone is actively in control of their energy consumption. We will not just have maintained and enhanced our already beautiful landscape, but will have found innovative new ways to work with it.

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Projects in this section

  1. Clean Bus Technology Fund

    This project aims to reduce the amount of NOx by retrofitting accredited emission control technology onto 470 older buses across West Yorkshire, to significantly improve tailpipe emissions

    Read more about Clean Bus Technology Fund
  2. Energy Accelerator

    The LEP’s Energy Accelerator was an innovative programme designed to help low carbon and energy efficient projects become a reality where they may otherwise not have been completed due to a lack of capacity, expertise and funding.

    Read more about Energy Accelerator
  3. Leeds PIPES

    The Leeds PIPES district heat network, which will benefit from £4 million from Growth Deal funding, will bring low carbon, lower cost heating and hot water to the city of Leeds, while also cutting 22,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year

    Read more about Leeds PIPES
  4. Resource Efficiency Fund

    We provide advice and grants of up to £10,000 to small and medium-sized businesses in Leeds City Region (not Barnsley) to help them lower their carbon footprint, energy use and water and waste costs

    Read more about Resource Efficiency Fund
  5. Tackling Fuel Poverty

    We’ve helped over 1,440 households across the Leeds City Region lower their energy bills and heat their homes more efficiently through our Growth Deal-funded Tackling Fuel Poverty Programme

    Read more about Tackling Fuel Poverty
  6. Business Sustainability Support

    Business sustainability support aims to provide a simplified, consistent, and impartial source of support to West Yorkshire’s SMEs to plan for net zero and become climate ready.

    Read more about Business Sustainability Support