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30 Jul 2009 01:07:09

English universities urged to cut their CO2 emissions



English universities urged to cut their CO2 emissions
Universities in England should reduce their carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 1990 levels, it has been suggested.

Launching a new consultation into the matter, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has called for a carbon reduction strategy that exceeds national targets for the sector.

The proposals, which were produced with Universities UK and GuildHE, also called for emission cuts of 35 percent by 2020 against the 1990 baseline.

HEFCE is calling for feedback on its suggestions, which aim to reduce carbon emissions generated by energy use, transport, water consumption, waste and procurement.

Lord Mandelson, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills, said: "Universities can play a vital role in our economic recovery, especially in advancing a strategy for real and lasting change in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

"The results of this consultation will be awaited with enormous interest."

Diana Warwick, chief executive of Universities UK, added that universities have played a "vital role" in encouraging people to follow a low-carbon agenda and pursuing a reduction in their own emissions would further help this aim.

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2009/09_27/

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