Reducing CO2

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Central Bedfordshire Council has reduced its carbon footprint by 17 per cent in one year, according to its latest Green House Gas report. This saving equates to a total reduction in energy bills of just over £100,000.

The council has set a goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 35 per cent by 2016.

Councillor Nigel Young said: “These results really illustrate that the measures we are taking to move towards truly sustainable energy usage are working. So far we’ve achieved reductions by including solar panels, new lighting schemes and boiler controls in our offices. We’ve also installed automated metering systems to better regulate the energy that we use.”