Department of Energy and Climate Change announce extra support to cut the public sector carbon footprint

Today, the Department for Energy and Climate Change announced new energy efficiency loans which will be available to hospitals, leisure centres and local authorities and even central government departments.

The Government, in partnership with Salix Finance and the Carbon Trust will provide £51.5 million in interest free loans to help public sector organisations take advantage of energy efficiency technology.

Loans will be available for around 80 different energy efficiency technologies, including building insulation, boiler and lighting upgrades, improved cooling systems and IT energy efficiency improvements.

This support will play an important part in the build up to the carbon reduction committment which begins in April 2010.

There is a press release for this story available online.