To consider a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services on the achievements of the Carbon Management Strategy Phase 2.
The Panel considered a report of the Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services (Item 8 in the minute book) on the achievements of Phase 2 of the County Council’s Carbon Management Strategy.
The Director gave an update on Phase 4 of the Energy Performance Programme which included replacing low energy LED lighting and controls across the corporate estate, which was expected to deliver a revenue saving of £240,000 per year in both energy and maintenance costs. It was reported that the early schemes were already showing good returns on the Council’s investment.
Members also discussed the Electric Vehicle charging points and the rolling out of charging points to support the County Council’s electric vehicle fleet.
i. That the positive achievements of the Carbon Management Strategy Phase 2 are noted. This has produced a further reduction of 2.1% year on year resulting in an overall reduction of 40.2% against the revised target supported by the Panel of 50% by 2025.
ii. That the further £185,000 of carbon tax reductions in Phase 2 is noted.
iii. That a further saving of £102,000 in energy costs over the past year is noted.
iv. That the good progress in Energy Performance Programmes Phases 4 and 5 is noted.
v. That the positive engagement with schools is noted.
vi. That the savings and reduced costs arising from the improved management of the energy supply contracts is noted.
That the Panel supports the Government’s Emissions Reduction
Pledge 2020 initiative.