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:
Submit 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.
Support opportunities to further understand options for alternative energy sources in Medway, including hydrogen.
Explore whether larger scale renewable energy production, such as large solar farms, are achievable in Medway.
Explore the potential for large scale solar PV (photovoltaic) generation on council owned land and through the acquisition of land from third parties.
Explore opportunities to support businesses with the installation of solar panels on commercial buildings.
Undertake 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).
Our progress so far
- We have successfully been awarded funding to undertake a heat mapping and energy master planning feasibility study.
- A separate techno-economic feasibility study for a river source heat pump in Chatham and Chatham Maritime is also underway.
- We are supporting the ‘Solar Together’ scheme for Medway residents and small businesses.
Read all the actions
To read all the actions in our plan:
- go back to the Climate Change Action Plan summary home page
- download our priority actions for our refreshed Action Plan 2022
- download full Climate Change Action Plan
- download full Climate Change Action Plan - accessible version
- download simplified Climate Change Action Plan.