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West Oxon District Council Cuts Carbon Emissions

West Oxfordshire District Council's efforts to combat climate change have been recognised by The Carbon Trust with a certificate of commendation. The Trust was set up by the Government to encourage businesses and public sector organisations to reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases.

To date the Council has built its new offices using the latest technologies to generate some of its own electricity. It also buys its electricity from 100% renewable sources, operates a clean fuel fleet of vehicles and has undertaken awareness campaigns with staff to ensure energy is saved on Council premises.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment said, 'It is a top priority for the Council to lead by
example in addressing the problems of climate change and at West Oxfordshire we have for a long time been using our efforts to make an impact locally. To be recognised at this level is great and very well deserved for the groundbreaking work the Council does and it will encourage us to keep on going.'

The Council operates Thames Valley Energy Centre which gives free advice to householders and offers grants and discounts on insulation and solar measures. The service is available free to anyone in Oxfordshire and anyone wishing to find out more can call 0800 512 012 for their free Energy Saving Pack.

Posted : 23/05/2006 04:51:56

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