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Going green: Bristol City Council smashes carbon targets

Green Councillor and Bristol City Cabinet member responsible for energy policy, Fi Hance, has today welcomed the news [1] that Bristol City Council is ahead of its targets for reducing its carbon emissions. 
 
Bristol City Council has successfully achieved its previous green targets of a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from council operations (against a 2005 baseline) three years ahead of schedule and has now delivered a massive 60% reduction in 2016/17. The new green proposals will aim for a carbon reduction target for its own operations of 65% by 2020.

Commenting, Cllr Fi Hance said “The council’s achievements show how much organisations can reduce their emissions and I’d like to thank officers across a number of teams for all their hard work in making the council one of the leading local authorities in the country when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Public buildings and businesses are responsible for 40% of the climate pollution caused by the city so it is important that these savings are replicated across the business and public sectors. The council is willing and able to offer its expertise to support other organisations to reduce their carbon emissions and improve their overall environmental performance.”

[1] http://news.bristol.gov.uk/council_achieves_carbon_reduction_target_three_years_ahead

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