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West Lancashire Borough Council

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… associated with Council operations by at least 25% by 2020, against a 2006/07 baseline. The baseline carbon footprint included gas consumption in corporate buildings and fleet transport (scope 1 emissions), electricity consumption in corporate buildings (scope 2 emissions), electricity transmission and distribution and staff/Member business travel (scope 3 emissions). It was calculated and reported…

…. Figure 4.3.2: Direct Emissions (Scope 1) Greenhouse Gas Emissions for West Lancashire by Subsector This SCATTER baseline shows that the two largest sources of emissions in West Lancashire originate from:  Stationary energy in buildings, primarily from: o residential dwellings o industrial and institutional buildings and facilities  Transport, primarily from: o road transport Action

… the supply chain to maximise energy efficiency, design out waste and reduce our carbon footprint  Optimise the Council fleet; increase route efficiency and maximise low emissions  Enhance green spaces promoting diverse leisure uses and explore the option of developing an Eco park  Support the development of green transportUse green credentials to form part of our procurement selection…

…. The number of employee journeys can be reduced through better planning and/or alternative modes of transport for journeys can be found. The number of journeys can be reduced through encouraging car sharing or home working/flexitime schemes for example. Alternative modes of transport such as public transport, hybrid or electric vehicles, or bicycles, can be used that have lower or no emissions. Also…

… Emissions from Transport and Travel 9.1 Background Emissions from fleet transport make up the largest sector of the Councils carbon footprint. 29% of West Lancashire Councils GHG emissions originate from fleet fuel consumption. At the current time, the Councils fleet of vehicles is primarily made up of diesel engines. Decarbonisation of our fleet will therefore be a key area for the Council…


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