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"Gloucestershire County Council continues its strong commitment and track record in responding to climate change, recognising its community leadership role, putting its own house in order and using public resources efficiently.

"Our Carbon Management Programme adopted in April 2011, sets out an ambitious plan to deliver carbon reductions to reduce our annual energy and fuel costs by around £6m per year by 2020/21, reducing emissions by 60% against our baseline.

"We continue to make good progress corporately - 2012/13 estate emissions fell by 4% (793 tonnes) through a mix of efficiency measures and estate rationalisation; on track for 60% reduction by 2021. However, schools emissions increased by 16% (4,723 tonnes), from energy for space heating in schools due to the cold winter and spring, giving an overall increase of 8% (3,930 tonnes)."