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Carbon Reduction Success

July 14, 2011 3:55 PM
Councillor Paul Tilsley

"To meet the ambitious targets for the third successive year is a tribute in itself to the efforts of everyone across the city who has made a contribution to cut carbon emissions," said Cllr Paul Tilsley.

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that Birmingham's commitment to becoming a greener city is on track after the publication of carbon reduction figures for 2010/11.

"Our focus on improving sustainability will continue as the benefits are huge - a cleaner and greener environment along with increased opportunities for business in emerging technologies to develop here in Birmingham."

Data submitted to the Birmingham Environmental Partnership by 33 organisations from across the public, private and voluntary sectors has revealed a cut of 155,059 tonnes of CO2 - exceeding the target of 130,000 tonnes.. The figures have been verified by the Energy Savings Trust.

They represent a cut of 378,843 tonnes since 2008 against a goal of 350,000 tonnes for the same period - and mean that Birmingham is firmly on schedule to achieve a 60 per cent reduction in emissions by 2026, compared to the 1990 benchmark levels.

Examples of projects that have helped contribute to Birmingham's success include: