Ensuring a sustainable environment
Reaching CO2 reduction goals
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.