06 Jul '11, 12pm

Whitehall smashes through 10 per cent carbon target

Whitehall has hailed its employees as champion energy savers, revealing that central government departments have slashed carbon emissions by 13.8 per cent in a year, far exceeding the coalition's promise to cut emissions 10 per cent during its first 12 months in office. Prime Minister David Cameron revealed the figures today and set a new target to cut emissions by 25 per cent by 2015, including emissions from government travel – a move that could result in banning ministers and civil servants from travelling business class . FURTHER READING David Cameron to cut business class flights for ministers and civil servants First Utility and Opower partner to nudge households towards energy saving DECC believes that savings throughout government cut energy bills by £13m over the past year. Cameron hailed the achievement but urged ministers and civil servants to accelerate their e...

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