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27 Jan 20201 minute read

English councils set to miss emissions targets

ECAtoday
English councils set to miss emissions targets

An ECA Freedom of Information Request, reported on in The Guardian this morning, has revealed that almost half of councils in England don’t know how much energy they use, despite their climate pledges.

Overall, 43 per cent of local authorities say that they don’t measure all energy use in relation to their built assets, which include housing, facilities, offices and other council-owned buildings. While 47 per cent of councils say they do not have a plan in place for reducing the carbon emissions resulting from their built assets.

ECA Energy Advisor Luke Osborne commented, “It’s highly concerning that almost half of local authorities do not know how much carbon they are responsible for or have a plan in place to reduce this amount moving forward.”

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