Wednesday 27 August 2008

ESCC's annual report

East Sussex County Council have just released their annual report. For the first time, it reports carbon (or "environmental') footprint targets.

There's a table of baseline emissions for 2001/2. Unfortunately, it doesn't state the units, but I think they're tonnes of CO2. The total is almost 38,000t, with schools accounting for 61% of that. Street lighting (17%), social services (12%) and business mileage (5.3%) account for most of the rest.

The good news is that their CO2 emissions have dropped by 20% since the baseline year. Unfortunately, they don't give a comparable breakdown, or say how they've achieved this - though they do give some examples.

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