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Durham County Council

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… fewer fossil fuel cars on our roads, or 25% reduction in car use. • 55,000 fewer domestic gas boilers, or equivalent reduction in heat demand. • 20% reduction in gas use in non-domestic buildings. • 20% reduction in emissions from grid electricity. • 10% increase in renewable electricity generation across the county. • 5% offset through sequestration works such as tree planting. The Council has its…

…. Offsetting will be met through sequestration works such as tree planting and through generation of excess renewable electricity that we supply to the national grid. Vision and Principles Our 2045 Vision for this strategy is to ensure that: We are working together towards a just transition to a Carbon Neutral County Durham as soon as possible. • All the energy that is used in the County…

… in an integrated way, whilst upholding key principles identified by Natural England3. 3R Gregg, J. L. Elias, I Alonso, I.E. Crosher and P Muto and M.D. Morecroft (2021) Carbon storage and sequestration by habitat: a review of the evidence (second edition) Natural England Research Report (NERR094. Natural England, York) County Durham Climate Change…


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