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Wakefield: Environment

44.0% of people say that rubbish and litter lying around is a problem in their local area (December 2015)

Domestic gas consumption has fallen over the past few years and the amount used per household is the lowest in West Yorkshire

38.8% of household waste is sent for reuse, recycling and composting, compared to 43.7% across England (2014/15)


  • Across the Wakefield district there is a wealth of opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy the local environment. As pressure for economic growth increases, the Wakefield Together Partnership continues to work to protect and enhance the quality of our urban environment and greenspace as much as possible.

  • Wakefield State of the District: Environment and Climate Change
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  • There were 1,030 additional domestic photovoltaic installations (solar panels) registered for the Feed-in Tariff in 2015 - an increase of 3.6% from 2014. The cumulative installed capacity of these systems now stands at 3,335 kW (December 2015). (DECC, 22nd January 2016)

  • In 2014, the average domestic household in Wakefield used 3,574 KWh of electricity and 13,015 KWh of gas. Both these values are slightly lower than the regional average, and both represent a small reduction in energy use compared to 2013. (DECC, 22nd December 2015)
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