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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
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Profit before planet – developers duck opportunity to reduce carbon footprint

Councils serving the South West Exeter area have been forced to shelve an innovative district heating system designed to cut carbon emissions and reduce heating costs for future residents because most developers are unwilling to absorb any of the additional costs.

Posted on: 20 May 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Exeter residents’ views invited on Electric Vehicle charge-point proposals

Ten charge-point locations – nine with hireable electric cars – are planned in the first phase

Posted on: 8 January 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Devon needs YOU!

Interim Devon Carbon Plan consultation has launched givining the public an opportunity to influence Devon’s collective response to the global climate emergency

Posted on: 7 December 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Funding secured to encourage active business travel

A joint project led by Devon County Council has secured Government funding to encourage active business travel in Exeter as part of efforts to be carbon neutral by 2030

Posted on: 21 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Public Health Annual Report on planetary and human health receives cross party support

The report explores the relationship between the health of people and the health of our planet, including the links between environmental change and emerging infectious diseases such as coronavirus.

Posted on: 15 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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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
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Devon Carbon Plan to be developed

Proposals to establish a Devon Carbon Plan have been endorsed by the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group

Posted on: 27 June 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

Recycle Devon launches new recycling and environment Scout badge

The new badge aims to encourage Beavers, Cubs and Scouts across Devon to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Posted on: 6 June 2019 | Posted in: Environment
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