What we want to achieve

Know how Medway could support renewable energy generation, and what opportunities are open to us.

How we will do this

We have set out a range of actions for how Medway can respond to the climate emergency. These range from actions that the council will take to lead by example, to those that will support the community to act.

In our Refreshed Climate Change Action Plan, we highlighted 15 actions that are a priority to support our journey to net-zero. The following actions are marked as a priority:


money bag iconSubmit a bid for additional funding for a detailed planning and development study for a river source heat network in partnership with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

hydrogen iconSupport opportunities to further understand options for alternative energy sources in Medway, including hydrogen.

svgImgExplore whether larger scale renewable energy production, such as large solar farms, are achievable in Medway.

tree iconExplore the potential for large scale solar PV (photovoltaic) generation on council owned land and through the acquisition of land from third parties.

building with leaf iconExplore opportunities to support businesses with the installation of solar panels on commercial buildings.

car parksUndertake a review to establish the potential for solar PV within:

  • council owned car parks (solar canopies)
  • EV charging points
  • large scale sites (for example landfill).

Combat climate change

Only together can we combat climate change. Find out what you can do to take action.

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