The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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Ensuring a sustainable environment

Reaching CO2 reduction goals

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Durham County Council

Durham County Council has already achieved its CO2 reduction target of 40% by 2020, through programmes of LED street lighting replacement, building energy efficiency programmes and investment in renewable energy solutions, including the operation of one of the only city centre Hydro turbine schemes in the UK. There is also an award winning schools carbon reduction programme, which has saved £2.6m in costs and cut 13,000 tonnes of carbon.