City response to carbon reduction table

By on 28/02/2013 in Cllr McKay, News

Birmingham has placed 22nd on a new table published by the Environment Agency ranking organisations that participate in the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme.

In total, 2,097 organisations are listed. Birmingham is the second core city and eighth council overall on the list.

Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for Green, Safe and Smart City, said: “This is a hugely encouraging performance and shows that Birmingham has made some good progress on the green agenda, but clearly there is still room for improvement. We are determined to do even more to ensure that the city is a leader in this field, and the work of Green Commission that we set up last summer will help realise this aim.

“We will shortly be announcing full details of our strategic aims on this agenda when the commission publishes its vision statement next month.”

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Notes to editors

1. Details of the CRC scheme can be found here

2. An example of work done by Birmingham to achieve its ranking is the Working for the Future programme – moving out of inefficient buildings to more energy efficient properties, in a 25-year programme that is reducing the number of “back office” buildings that the council uses from 55 to 8 modern facilities.

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