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28.02.13

Manchester tops public sector carbon efficiency table

Manchester City Council has been scored the top public sector organisation in the Environment Agency’s CRC table, and fourth overall.

The top three organisations were BAM Group UK Ltd, Skanska Construction Holdings Ltd and Motorola Solutions UK Ltd.

The table covers carbon emissions over the last year and is based on a range of factors including emissions measured in tonnes of CO2 and the percentage change in emissions from the previous year.

Departments across Manchester City Council have begun recording information about what they can do to improve carbon efficiency in public buildings and installing smart meters in depots and offices. The council plans to reduce emissions by 41% by 2020.

Cllr Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council's executive member for the environment, said: “We have become one of the first councils to embed low carbon thinking at the heart of everything we do, from developing services to monitoring what each department is doing to cut emissions.

“Being placed at the top of the league table – beating big government departments like the DCLG and DECC – is an important step, recognising that the work we've done to reduce our carbon emissions is already yielding results. Our commitment to become more environmentally friendly will save money and show we’re leading the way in reducing emissions across the city.”

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Nick   28/02/2013 at 14:17

CO2 emmisions have nothing to do with planetry temperatures. Since 1998 the planet has cooled and has experienced no new warming despite an increase in CO2. The whole carbon industry is a sham. Environmentalists got it wrong again and governments haven't done enough research to establish the facts. It's time to stop stealing money from people using environmental fraud.

Mark Ellison   04/03/2013 at 12:46

Nick @ 28/02/2013 at 14:17 When you have some peer reviewed and scientifically robust evidence to support your view can you please share it? The problem with you saying that 'governments haven't done enough research to establish the facts' is that it simply isn't true - man-made climate change is evidenced far more robustly than pretty much any other accepted scientific fact. No scientist would ever claim that the evidence is absolute - but it is certainly more than absolute enough for the precautionary principle to apply.

Tim H   04/03/2013 at 16:44

Mark - spot on.

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