Published: 23rd Jan 2019

Nottingham City Council has set out a plan for the city to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028. The council decided to set the new 2028 target after hitting its CO2 reduction target – a 26% reduction of emissions by 2020 – two years ahead of schedule. Since 2005, Nottingham has reduced its overall carbon dioxide emissions by 39% and it is on track to meet its 2020 target of generating 20% of its energy from low carbon sources. However, the council said that it felt compelled to go further to help the city lead the fight in limiting global warming to 1.5C by 2030. Cllr Sally Longford, portfolio holder for energy and environment at Nottingham City Council, said: ‘We have been making good progress for a long time, but it is incumbent on us to do more. ‘We need a shift in the way we produce and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)