Broxtowe Borough Council is committed to reducing the carbon footprint within the borough and preserving and reducing our impact on the environment for future generations. This commitment also contributes towards national targets of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and reducing the effects of climate change.
The Council needs to review its Carbon Management and Travel Plan covering its own operations but actions take place yearly to reduce impacts on the environment. Broxtowe Borough Partnership, Environment Task group help deliver a wider community yearly action plan to reduce carbon and energy use. If you want more information contact the Energy and Sustainability Officers - details on this page.
Investors in The Environment
Broxtowe Borough Council recently received a 'Green' accreditation from 'Investors In the Environment' which supports the council's ethos and environmental management plan. The plan involves a step-by-step approach to setting achievable targets to enable continual improvement and further carbon reductions, aiming for 2% annually. As part of the process to gain the award the Council adopted an environmental policy that is available to view on this page.
To find out more about climate change and how you can do your bit click here.
Home Energy Conservation Act
The Home Energy Conservation Act requires Broxtowe Borough Council to prepare a report setting out the energy conservation measures that the authority considers practicable and likely to result in the improvement of the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in its area. The report is available to download on this page. This is a legal requirement under the Climate Change Act 2008 and is a starting point for action by central and local government to improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation across the country and reduce fuel poverty. Broxtowe Borough Council is required to update this report every 2 years.