Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

01 Apr 2010 12:04:07

UK government departments set out carbon reduction plans

UK government departments set out carbon reduction plans
Government departments in the UK are publishing details of their commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate change.

Through the Carbon Reduction Delivery and Adaptation Plans, each department will demonstrate how they intend to cut their carbon footprint.

This may include boosting energy efficiency, altering policies, adapting estates and making changes to existing operations.

Ministers hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the whole of the government estate by 34 percent by 2020, compared to 1999-2000 levels.

They also want to increase waste recovery, through recycling, composting and generating energy from waste, to 80 percent by 2016-17.

Energy minister Joan Ruddock said: "These plans show government's clear and unwavering commitment to reducing emissions, increasing energy efficiency and providing greater opportunities in the low-carbon economy."

The Department of Energy and Climate Change announced recently that the UK had cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 8.6 percent in 2009 and was on track to exceed its Kyoto target of 12.5 percent below 1990 levels.



Discussion Thread  


The Low Carbon Economy Ltd Community

Related Items From Everyone

  1. Consistent with our stated policy of making available the best research material from across the...

    21 Mar 2018
  2. Boost to Waste2Tricity’s plans to build its first waste-to-energy pilot plantWaste2Tricity...

    17 May 2010
  3. of Solar Training “Boot Camps”

    14 Aug 2009
  4. The PL-L tube is one of a number of highly efficient lighting products that have come on to the...

Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback


We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.