The government published its Clean Growth Strategy in October 2017 setting out its strategy for the next stage of tackling the causes of climate change. A consultation seeking evidence and views about the action required to deliver an ambitious decarbonisation programme across the public and higher education sectors, in England over the next 10 years, is open until 11.45 pm on 7 December.
One of the aims of the strategy is to lead the way in the wider public sector, cutting energy bills and carbon emissions. The government is proposing a voluntary target to achieve at least a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 against a 2009 to 2010 baseline.
Central government and its agencies have already achieved a reduction in energy costs of £147 million and a 27% cut in emissions against the baseline by 2015/16. The government wants to build on these successes and to encourage the wider public sector to do more.
Local Partnerships, a venture jointly owned by the Treasury and the Local Government Association, has produced a helpful leaflet, “Powering Your Energy Potential”, to help local government to deliver on their energy projects.
For the consultation document click here.