- Wiltshire Council overwhelmingly rejects motion to withdraw the local authority from a national initiative to tackle climate change, September 16  Result of the vote: 85 councillors reiterated support for action on climate change, compared to only 6 who wanted the council to withdraw. The councillors were calling for Wiltshire Council to remove itself from the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change arguing against "a widely disputed theory that industrial mankind causes global warming." Over 300 councils have so far signed the Declaration which commits councils and their partners to systematically address the causes of climate change and to prepare their community for its impacts. The motion was proposed by nine councillors. topic
- 17 Community projects aimed at reducing carbon emissions and developing clean, local energy sources to receive up to £20,000 funding, July 17  topic, News London, News South East England, News South West England, News North West England, News North East England. The projects include, in South West England:
- Redcliffe Carbon Challenge, Bristol: a local school will become a low-carbon community hub.
- Transition Together, Totnes: Expansion of the successful scheme to promote low-carbon lifestyles within local communities.
- Sidmouth Carbon Challenge, Devon: a project based at the local school, with students acting as low-carbon leaders in the community.
- Marlborough Climate Pledge, Wiltshire: Local householders join together and pledge to take action on climate change.
- River Power Millers, Mendip, Somerset: installs micro-hydroelectric turbines in disused water mills, providing clean, local energy.
- Westbury Bypass rejected by DCLG, July 2