Boris salutes greener fire brigade

The LFB were set the target of reducing its 1990 CO2 emissions by 20% by 2012 but they have achieved this goal already and are on course to exceed the […]

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By Sumit Bose

The LFB were set the target of reducing its 1990 CO2 emissions by 20% by 2012 but they have achieved this goal already and are on course to exceed the Mayor’s current target of 22% by 2015. The figures were revealed to the London Fire Authority committee which is now asking for a new target of a 25% cut in five years.

Mayor Boris Johnson said, “Hats off to the London Fire Brigade for reducing their carbon emissions ahead of schedule. They have saved £260,000 of taxpayers’ money this year alone by cutting CO2, showing it pays to be cleaner and greener.”

The committee also approved 10 fire stations to take part in the 10:10 campaign which makes a commitment to reduce carbon emissions at the buildings by 10 per cent by the end of 2011. The LFB has been making the savings by installing low carbon energy generation systems like solar panels and rainwater harvesters, as well has encouraging a top to bottom awarness of green issues and energy saving in general.

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