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Bristol City Council meets carbon emissions reduction target

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Bristol City Council's managed to reduce its carbon emissions earlier than expected.

The local authority was looking to achieve a drop of 65% by 2020, but it's revealed it achieved a 71% reduction last year.

Officials say they're going to create even more ambitious targets as a result.

The council says the overall reduction of carbon on the national grid, through increased national renewable energy generation also plays a major part in this reduction.

Councillor Kye Dudd, Cabinet Member for Energy and Transport said:

“This is the second time the council has hit its carbon reduction target well ahead of schedule and is a clear marker for our continued commitment to build a carbon neutral Bristol.

"We’re incredibly proud of our energy projects and our ever growing reputation as a leading energy city. I’d like to thank officers across a number of teams for all their hard work in achieving this target and for continuing to strive for further carbon reductions.

"The council is willing and able to offer its expertise to support other organisations to reduce their carbon emissions and improve their overall environmental performance and it’s a great thing for us to be leading by example.”

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