Brighton and Hove has been ranked as one of the greenest cities in the UK.

Brighton and Hove has made fourteenth place in a leaderboard of the UK’s top greenest cities according to research carried out by solar power provider.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:36 pm
Solar panels. Photo: Pixabay

Brighton and Hove has made fourteenth place in a leaderboard of the UK’s top greenest cities according to research carried out by solar power provider.

Project Solar UK rated the cities based on four categories - nature, transport, emissions and sustainability.

A spokesperson for the company said: “London scored highest as investment in solar outshone the rest of the cities at £149,126 per million pounds of council budget. The high ratio of green spaces per 10,000 of the population, and availability of EV charging stations also contributed to securing its place at the top of the leaderboard.

“Bristol was not far behind, with the most EV (electric vehicle) charging points for drivers, at only 914 drivers per charger. To give a comparison, Birmingham EV drivers have to battle it out, with 6,997 of them per charging station. The high percentage of household recycling, and substantial investment in solar also made it a top contender in our list.

“Rounding out the top three is Manchester, with a household recycling percentage at 38.60 per cent, and considerable solar investment at £2914.00 per million pounds of council budget.”

The research considered the green spaces available in the city, the numbler of electric vehicle charging points, and in addition to the four main criteria, attention was paid to household recycling efforts: the percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling, or composting for each city.