06 Jul '11, 11am

Whitehall exceeds PM's 10% carbon target

The Prime Minister today announced that carbon emissions from Government HQs and offices have been slashed by nearly 14% in just one year, and told Whitehall it would have to go further by cutting emissions by 25% by 2015. It is estimated energy bills have been cut by £13 million as a result of bearing down on energy wastage in government departments. The 10% target covered around 300,000 civil servants in 3,000 buildings. Between 14 May 2010 and 13 May 2011 more than 100,000 tonnes of CO2 was saved. The new 25% target for cutting carbon emissions will have an increased scope and include business-related transport. Commenting on the 10% achievement, Prime Minister David Cameron said: "A 13.8% cut in emissions in just one year is a great result and the civil service should be very proud of this achievement. But to be the greenest government ever we need to do more to stamp ...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_059/pn11_...

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