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Brent Council reduces carbon footprint by 11.3 per cent

PUBLISHED: 17:36 23 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:36 23 August 2016

Cllr Eleanor Southwood

Cllr Eleanor Southwood

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Brent Council’s carbon footprint has been reduced by 11.3 per cent equating to approximately £220K worth of savings per year, according to a new report.

CO2 emissions in the borough have been reduced from 14,189 tonnes in 2013/14 to 12,585 in 2015/16 - a total reduction of 1605 tonnes.

The reduction will continue as the Council’s Carbon Management Programme works towards its target of a 15pc total reduction.

This will involve replacing streetlights with greener LED upgrades, encouraging staff to reduce the energy used in council buildings and aiming to retrofit some buildings to make them more energy efficient and better for the environment.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Brent Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “I’m really pleased that we are well on our way to achieving our target in the reduction of CO2 emissions.

“We are committed to making Brent an environmentally friendly borough and we must therefore lead by example.

“Our Carbon Management Programme is constantly looking for new ways to make our carbon footprint smaller, contributing to a greener Brent and saving taxpayers’ money.”

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