Lower carbon emissions save on electricity costs for Hampshire County Council
Energy Saving Advocate, Cllr Mel Kendall (pictured) says, "My mum used to nag me about switching lights off to save on electricity costs. She would have been very happy with Hampshire's PFI contract to replace street lights, dim them when not needed on bright, and save millions each year as a result. These days we talk of Energy savings and carbon emission targets. The two go hand in glove. Save on carbon emissions and you will save on energy costs if done intelligently.
Headline summary of Achievements
Carbon Reduction Strategy Phase 1: 2010 – 2015
Carbon reduction target; 20%
Carbon Reduction Achieved; 22.8%
Carbon emissions in 2010; 131,800 tonnes p.a.
Carbon emissions in 2015; 101,750 tonnes p.a. (reduction of 30,050 tonnes)
Energy Cost saved over period 2010 - 2015; £29m (includes corporate estate and schools)
Carbon Tax saved over period; £200,000
Carbon Reduction Strategy Phase 2: 2015 – 2025
Carbon reduction target; 40% from 2010 levels
Carbon Reduction Achieved from 2010 levels; 35.8%
Carbon emissions in 2010; 54,200 tonnes p.a.
Carbon emissions in 2016; 34,813 tonnes p.a. (reduction of 19,387 tonnes)
Energy Cost saved over period 2015 - 2016; £900,000 (includes corporate estate only)
Carbon Tax saved over period; £70,000
(Figures relate to the first year of phase 2 i.e. April 2015 – March 2016.)
Please note; phase 2 of the programme excludes schools, hence the lower carbon emissions figures