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Orkney Islands Council

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Energy Strategy 2016-2030 The Council is leading a strategy for the County which will identify the energy priorities. It builds on the Sustainable Energy Strategy for Orkney 2007. The strategy has been developed through workshops and informal consultation. Orkney and Shetland Area Waste Plan Approximately 14,000 tonnes of waste are produced in Orkney every year and 10,000 tonnes…

… of the organisation, e.g. Education, Ferries, Community Social Services. Benchmarking will be used to identify opportunities and projects will be implemented to achieve reductions. • Work alongside existing and proposed strategies to embed Carbon Management in the day to day operation of the Council. The Council is also currently developing a Sustainable Energy Strategy which this programme will feed…

…. It is important to note that during the same period Orkney now generates 105% of its own renewable electricity. The national programme does not recognise this distinction, yet, European cities like Copenhagen aim to generate ‘green electricity’ to meet their needs and account for these in their climate change plans.. The Carbon Management Programme gives us the opportunity to look at how we use energy

… our obligation to minimise energy use and efficiently use our energy resources. We also recognise the need to ensure staff and service users understand the benefits and opportunities of energy efficiency and carbon reduction in practice. The programme takes into account opportunities to improve our vehicle fleet; reduce fuel consumption; reduce internal and municipal waste; improve recycling…

… rates; improve our buildings and reduce electricity and energy consumption. The schools estate accounts for the largest proportion of our buildings and energy costs and awareness of good practice energy use is vital in achieving our overall goals. By transitioning to a low carbon operation, we aim to make ourselves more resilient from the uncertainty in energy price and availability…


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