We have a goal to reduce our carbon emissions and become a Zero Carbon Council by the year 2030. 

This means that we are working to achieve zero carbon emissions across our own operations, which includes buildings and operations where we pay for energy, fuel, and water bills. 

In order to achieve this, we aim to reduce our average annual emissions by 10% every year until 2030 - equivalent to approximately 530 tonnes of carbon annually, which is double our previous carbon reduction rate.

Watch How we are working to become a Zero Carbon Council on YouTube (1 minute, 42 seconds)

How will we become a net Zero Carbon Council?

Our Carbon Management Plan for the years 2021/22 to 2029/30 outlines exactly how we plan to achieve this through decarbonising the power for the heating systems across our buildings and electrifying our fleet vehicles.

Our work includes:

  • Installing more solar technology across our estate 
  • Electrifying the fleet of vehicles and moving to low carbon forms of transport
  • Carrying out detailed energy assessments on our highest energy consuming buildings
  • Decarbonising heat in our buildings by improving energy efficiency and moving to electric heating systems such as heat pumps
  • Investing and purchasing electricity from local solar farms
  • Raising awareness within our staff about the benefits and opportunities to reduce our own carbon emissions

Our progress

Each year we publish annual reports providing an overview of our CO2 emissions and total GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions.

Read our annual greenhouse gas emissions reports

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