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Last edited 29 Sep 2020
Half of public sector bodies not planning for net zero carbon
 Summary of responses
Overall, just 30 per cent of respondents said they were planning towards net zero carbon by 2050, while a further 18 per cent said they were partially planning for the legally mandated requirement. The remainder either said there were not currently planning for net zero, or did not know if they were.
 ECA comments
ECA energy advisor Luke Osborne commented:
Around half of respondents (47 per cent) said they have a plan in place to generally reduce carbon emissions relating to their built assets, which include offices and other facilities. Around one in five (18 per cent) said they did not have a plan, while the remainder (35 per cent) said they did not know.
 Response demographics
Overall, 78 public sector bodies and quangos responded to ECA’s freedom of information request earlier this year. Respondents included 12 executive agencies, 52 quangos, and 14 non-ministerial departments.
This article originally appeared on the ECA website. It was published on 29 September 2020.
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