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Orkney Islands Council

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… Foreword Our Orkney Islands Council (the Council) is committed to reducing Carbon emissions and this is demonstrated in ‘Wur Plan’ The Council Plan 2013-2018, priority four which is focussed on achieving a Low Carbon economy. Reducing carbon emissions is a key priority for all local authorities. As the Council, harbour authority and deliverer of lifeline services we are in an important position…

… significant fuel saving were achieved compared to the older vessels, however any savings resulting from this energy efficiency were swamped by the downturn in activity. The Ferries also contribute a large proportion of the councils overall emissions but due to the fact that the replacement of the fleet will form part of a long term transport plan and it is unlikely that alternative low carbon fuel

…. Initially it is proposed to look at the procurement of paper for use in the council offices, paper has a high embodied carbon factor and is also a high cost commodity, carful specification of requirements could resulting carbon and cost savings for the council. The Climate Change Act (UK) 2008 and the Climate Change Act (Scotland) 2009 focus on reducing carbon emissions. Where it is practical…

… a Sea Water heat exchange unit; Many of the housing and building projects has seen the use of photovoltaics, heat pumps, air source and other low carbon technology along with a switch to energy efficient electric technology, as this is the most affordable low carbon heating available on the islands. The Council uses energy efficiency as an important factor as part of assessing the most…

… by supporting householders as well as demonstrating leadership as a landlord and adding low carbon housing improvements projects on its housing estate to this carbon management programme. Collaboration with partners is important and the Council is involved in a range of innovative carbon reducing projects like the Surf and Turf Hydrogen Project; local wind turbine developments and as a partner…


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