Nottingham City Council (NCC) is the only Local Authority in the UK to have adopted a motion recognising the need to respond to the forthcoming impact of Peak Oil. Nottingham City Council were key in setting up the Nottingham Declaration used to support the actions needed to tackle the impacts and causes of climate change. The City is well placed to take fast decisive action at local authority level to protect citizens, whilst ensuring that we continue to reduce our carbon emissions.
The City Council has adopted, through the Sustainable Communities Strategy and the Nottingham Energy Strategy, two challenging 2020 targets:
_ 20% of energy used to be produced within the Greater Nottingham area from renewable or low/zero carbon sources.
_ 26% reduction in CO2 emissions to 1,329k Tonnes CO2 per annum by 2020.
The City Council has its own carbon management plan with a target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 31% by 2016 through a number of different activities. The Council and its partners have supported work to develop an energy map for the city that complements the work undertaken to produce the Nottingham Energy Strategy.
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