Local authorities ahead on carbon targets
Almost 60 local authorities, representing around 35 per cent of the UK population, have committed to achieving Net Zero Carbon emissions at least five years earlier than central government, according to UK100, a network of UK authorities.
Colin Lawson, Tamlite’s Head of Market Intelligence, told Electrical Review that energy efficient lighting is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to cuts carbon emissions. He said, “Local authority leaders are showing real commitment to achieving net zero targets ahead of 2050. And whilst many are looking towards new technologies as the core of their decarbonisation plans, we cannot forget the simple steps that can be taken to make sure carbon reduction targets are met.
“Lighting is a huge source of energy consumption in the public sector, and small changes can make a big difference. Replacing outdated lighting with modern LED systems can effectively reduce energy use and carbon emissions. Such retrofitting upgrades are easy to do and should be seen as the key component of the Government’s green strategy allowing public sector organisations to make a long-term commitment to net zero carbon emissions.”
ECA has produced a guide for SMEs in the electrotechnical and engineering services sector to make a ‘green pivot’ in their business ad make the most of the low-to-no- carbon opportunities that are rapidly emerging.
Visit www.eca.co.uk/green-pivot-2 for more information and to access the guidance.