Redbridge tops London carbon emission reduction rankings

Redbridge has topped the 2011/12 rankings for reducing its carbon emissions amongst London boroughs.

The council has secured a 16 per cent cut in carbon dioxide emissions under the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme .

Newly released government figures show Redbridge reduced carbon emissions from 26,338 tonnes in 2010/11 to 22,101 tonnes in 2011/12.

Cllr Shoaib Patel, the cabinet member for environment, transportation and crime, said: “Redbridge has a strong commitment to cutting carbon and our ranking here shows our dedication to making the borough a greener place to live.”

Over the last two years the council has targeted efficiency in heating and lighting, installing energy efficient LED technology, as well as offering financial assistance to schools, who account for over 60 per cent of the council’s carbon emissions profile..

Since 2010, the council has reduced the number of children travelling to school by car to 27 per cent, saved over 102 tonnes of carbon across 10 schools and diverted 61.8 per cent of waste from landfills