Environment

Officials warn carbon neutral public sector by 2025 not feasible

Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 15 Mar 2021

Replacing old boilers is one part of the carbon neutral policy.
Ian Llewellyn
Mon, 15 Mar 2021
Officials warned the government its target to make the public sector carbon neutral by 2025 is not feasible.In December, ministers announced the Carbon Neutral Government Programme. This will require public sector agencies to measure and report their emissions and to buy carbon offsets for any they can’t cut by 2025.This not only includes departments, but also other public entities such as hospitals and schools.A Ministry for the Environment briefing paper written before Cabinet approved the decision warned ministers the target was overam...

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