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Eastleigh beats target for reducing carbon emissions
1:40pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
A HAMPSHIRE council has beaten its target for reducing its impact on climate change.
Eastleigh Borough Council has announced a 14.8 per cent reduction in the last five years in its efforts to lower carbon emissions.
The council has concentrated its efforts in areas like electricity and gas consumption in its buildings, fuel consumption in its vehicles and reduction in business travel.
This has taken it from 2,945 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2007/2008 to 2,544 tonnes in 2012/2013.
The council will now look to its new target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2020.
Cabinet Lead for Environment and Sustainability Cllr Louise Bloom said: “It shows what can be done by any organisation that looks carefully at what it does.”
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