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Big carbon tax drop for Enfield Council

Published Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Significant reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide have helped Enfield Council save more than £30,000 tax in the last year.

New rules introduced in April 2012 and designed to cut carbon emissions means Enfield Council has to pay £12 for every tonne of carbon dioxide it produced between April 2011 and March 2012.

Following an energy efficiency drive in its buildings, Enfield Council delivered 40 projects which helped reduce its carbon footprint from 31,763 to 29,259 tonnes between 2010/11 and 2011/12, and saved the Council just over £30,000.

Among the projects completed in council buildings were draught proofing, voltage optimisation, insulation, lighting upgrades and boiler management controls.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment while simultaneously saving tax payers money.

"The money we have saved from these projects can be re-invested in new initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint further."

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