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Amber Valley Borough Council take steps towards carbon neutrality

Amber Valley Borough Council has today (Sept 29) announced how it plans to become carbon neutral by 2030.

The plans, which are set to be discussed with the Full Council tomorrow, set out various ways that not only reduce the Council’s carbon footprint but also how they’ll reduce their spending, as budgets continue to be squeezed through the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Council is looking inwards in order to reduce their footprint with plans such as auditing their energy bill to see if they can be more efficient, and also converting their lighting in the Old Town Hall to energy efficient LED bulbs.

The council has also began to change all of its energy suppliers to renewable sources.

As well as this, the Council intends to conduct surveys with its residents to see which houses would benefit from better insulation in their homes, which would not only reduce energy bills, but reduce their carbon footprint by keeping more heat inside.

Leader of the Council, Chris Emmas-Williams, said:

"This is all very positive news and our Carbon Reduction Management Plan shows that we are on course to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. We are also hoping that the work we are doing on carbon emissions will provide a positive example for other organisations to follow.

"Since we declared a Climate Change Emergency in July 2019 we have begun to see that decision driving forward significant changes within the council. The first phase of the Amber Valley forest project has been completed and, along with the next phase, will be a big contributor to achieving our target."

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