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Big reduction in carbon emissions for Devon pension fund

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.

Posted on: 22 June 2021 | Posted in: Environment

Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by buying better quality clothes, locally

‘Fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-creating industry in the world, and if you do buy new clothes, better-quality, ethically sourced items from a local retailer is more sustainable

Posted on: 12 February 2021 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of County Council and SSE representatives with LED streetlights

New streetlighting contract will reduce carbon emissions

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

Posted on: 16 October 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Empty street

Pandemic offers glimpse into a carbon neutral future

Lower traffic levels and energy use has led to a 23 per cent drop in emissions during April

Posted on: 21 May 2020
Recycling centre

Devon-wide review of waste management carbon emissions commissioned

Carbon contributions from each of Devon’s eight district waste collection authorities as well as its recycling centres will be included in the analysis.

Posted on: 10 January 2020 | Posted in: Environment
Photo of solar panels

Devon County Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030

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

Posted on: 9 October 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Net-Zero Task Force meet for the first time

The Task Force is a team of environmental experts, academics, community representatives and business leaders who have volunteered their time for free to deliver Devon’s Carbon Plan.

Posted on: 23 September 2019 | Posted in: Environment

Streetlight energy plan to slash council emissions by 36%

Emissions will be reduced by 15,000 tonnes each year, the equivalent of taking 8,000 cars off the road.

Posted on: 19 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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