Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Falkirk Council to Fight Climate Change

Hats off to Falkirk Council for setting out a target to reduce their own carbon footprint radically in the next 5 years.

The local authority produced 38,000 tonnes of CO2 in 2005/6, three quarters of which was within the council's own propertys. In conjunction with the Carbon Trust they aim to make a 20% reduction over the next 5 years. Over that period £1.5 million will be spend, saving an estimated £1.4m a year.

An study had shown that 80% of the CO2 emissions in the district came from just 80 buildings and these will have been earmarked as the immediate focus of the project. Hopefully this will just be the start and Falkirk will continue to seek reductions at after this initial phase and other councils in Scotland will act locally to work globally.

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