New figures show that the overall reduction in carbon emissions is now well over a third – 37 per cent – in the last two years. That’s grown from a figure of 21.5 per cent in December 2019.
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All of Devon County Council’s streetlights will be converted to LED lights within the next two years as part of a new contract awarded to SSE Contracting (SSEC) to maintain Devon’s streetlights for the next ten years
Lower traffic levels and energy use has led to a 23 per cent drop in emissions during April
Carbon contributions from each of Devon’s eight district waste collection authorities as well as its recycling centres will be included in the analysis.
Councillors have agreed more ambitious targets as the County Council’s carbon footprint has already reduced by almost 40% since 2012/13 and is likely to reach its 50% reduction target next year, nine years earlier than planned
Emissions will be reduced by 15,000 tonnes each year, the equivalent of taking 8,000 cars off the road.