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Worcestershire County Council Cuts CO2 Emissions by 23%

SWM member Worcestershire County Council has reduced its CO2 emissions by 23% over the past 6 years, saving a total of around £3.5 million. The Council set itself a goal in 2009 to cut emissions by 30% by the end of 2015/16 by using less paper, being less reliant on heating and electricity, reducing fuel consumption and increasing energy efficient street lighting. Solar panels were also installed onto many council buildings. Although the 30% target was not quite met, bosses say this figure was only “aspirational” and that the end result of 23% has helped transform ways of working as well as delivering a “significant” payback.  

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