Cutting down on Carbon
To London yesterday, to take part in an initial meeting with the Carbon Trust.
How does a Council like Darlington, determined to play its part in tackling global warming, know whether its various initiatives are working? Fortunately, the Labour Government has helped fund the Carbon Trust to work with local authorities to establish what their baseline carbon dioxide emissions are (via energy use, transportation and the like) and then to help the council work out how to reduce them.
Being accepted onto the carbon management course, which means that councils have free access to the expertise of experts in the field, is an extremely competitive exercise, and I'm delighted we were selected this year.