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Cabinet Decision: 27th November 2013
Title of Item/Report
Carbon Management - Annual Report & 5 Year Review
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on the Carbon Management - Annual Report and 5 Year Review.

At the Cabinet meeting on 22 November 2007 Members noted that the Council had been accepted onto the Local Authority Carbon Management Programme and that there was a “case for action” with the associated reductions in carbon emissions and financial benefits. Following acceptance of the Strategy and Implementation Plan (SIP) work had progressed including making use of the Salix loan account and of other Salix loan schemes to fund a variety of energy efficiency improvements. The five year period of the Carbon Management Programme had ended and the report provided details of the outcomes of this work and its planned continuation.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The progress made in the delivery of the Carbon Management Strategy and Implementation Plan and the results of the five year programme of work be noted.

2. The impact of increased use of buildings, particularly schools, and adverse weather on carbon emissions and therefore the need to maintain momentum on identifying alternative energy supplies be noted.

3. The planned onward actions to continue progress in reducing carbon emissions and reducing energy costs to 2020/21 and beyond be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
1. As an organisation Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is responsible through its activities, buildings and consumption of goods for producing 47,700 tonnes of CO2 based upon financial year 2007-08.

2. Stockton Council has a Community leadership role to use resources wisely, setting an example to other businesses, stakeholders, partner organisations and the wider community.

3. There is a need to meet climate change-driven regulation governing the public sector such as the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme. Participation in the carbon management programme puts the Council in a position to meet these challenges and to stay ahead of the wave of regulatory pressures.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Thursday, 5th December 2013
Attachment

Date of Publication: 29 November 2013


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