Brent takes a big step towards its carbon footprint target

12 August 2016

A recent report shows Brent Council's carbon footprint has reduced by 11.3 per cent, totalling approximately £220K worth of savings per year.

 

CO2 emissions have reduced from 14,189 tonnes in 2013/14 to 12,585 in 2015/16, creating a total reduction of 1605 tonnes. The reduction will continue as our Carbon Management Programme works towards its target of a 15 per cent total reduction.

 

This will involve replacing streetlights with greener LED upgrades, encouraging staff to reduce the energy used in council buildings and aiming to retrofit some buildings to make them more energy efficient and better for the environment.

 

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, said:

 

"I'm really pleased that we are well on our way to achieving our target in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

 

"We are committed to making Brent an environmentally friendly borough and we must therefore lead by example.

 

"Our Carbon Management Programme is constantly looking for new ways to make our carbon footprint smaller, contributing to a greener Brent and saving taxpayers' money."