Attard could become the first locality in Malta whose council’s office relies on renewable energy.
A motion presented by Green Party councillor Ralph Cassar and Nationalist deputy mayor Stefan Cordina commits the council to install a solar water heater and photovoltaic panels to generate electricity on the roof of its office.
MEPA has just approved a permit for the construction of a new office for the local council.
The motion will bind the council to install only energy saving bulbs and to abide by building regulations on energy conservation.
“Every local community should do its part so that our country reaches the targets set by the European Union for the use of alternative energy,” the council’s motion says.
The motion deems this investment financially viable because the council will be taking a loan repayable over a number of years to finance the building of its new office.
The motion is expected to be approved in the next days.