Between 2008 and 2013, we put a carbon management plan in place to help us reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. By March 2013, we had reduced them by 17 per cent. We are now working on a new energy management plan to build on this success.
Greenhouse gas emissions
From 2011 onwards, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) requires local authorities to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions from their estate and operations in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an internationally recognised method for measuring greenhouse gas emissions. See downloads section of this page for the 2015/16 annual greenhouse gas emissions report which shows that between 2009/10 and 2015/16 council greenhouse gas emissions fell by 18 per cent.
Last reviewed: 29 - 07 - 2016