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Green measures to be considered

08 July 2019

Moving to green energy and other practical measures to reduce environmental impact are set to be considered by the County Council.

The Council’s cabinet will hear how a green tariff will save 9,100 tonnes of CO2 per year, at an annual cost of £16,000.

Councillor Andrew Jamieson, cabinet member for finance, said: “We are committed to reducing our impact on the planet and demonstrating how other organisations and individuals can do the same.

“That’s why we are proposing a series of practical measures, which all add up to a significant contribution.”

In addition to the green tariff, the council is proposing to:

  • Replace single use paper cups at County Hall’s coffee outlets with ceramic cups
  • Ensure only recycled paper is used in the council’s photocopiers, at no additional cost
  • Investigate whether electric pool cars can be introduced, as part of the introduction of a new contract

Cabinet will consider the report when it meets at 10am on Monday, 15 July 2019.  The meeting will be webcast live on YouTube and a recording available on the same channel afterwards.

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