Energy and Emissions
Many factors are contributing to climate change, from fossil
fuel use to the burning and clearing of tropical forests. It
is widely agreed that we all need to think carefully about how
we use our energy resources. Where possible we need to explore how
we can reduce our energy consumption and in so
doing reduce our CO2 emissions.
The UK Government has set a framework for CO2
reduction up to 2050 through the Climate Change Bill. This means
that businesses, individuals, organisations and interest groups are
currently faced with increasing pressure from customers and
regulators to improve environmental performance. For full
information read the
Climate Change Bill (PDF, 893k).
How much energy do we use in Kent?
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) produce
figures for domestic gas and electricity consumption. The
latest figures and a time series for gas consumption form
2001 to 2010 and for electricty from 2003 to 2010 in Kent is
presented for Kent in
Domestic energy consumption in Kent - 2010 (PDF,
The latest figures for industrial and commercial energy
consumption, including a time series from 2003 to 2010 for both gas
and electricity, can be found in
Industrial and commercial energy consumption in Kent -
How much CO2 do we produce in Kent?
The Department of Energy and Climate Change also
produce figures for CO2 emissions. To see a time series
of this data for Kent from 2005 to 2009 read our
CO2 emissions bulletin (PDF, 622k).
How energy efficient are we in Kent?
The Department of Communities and Local Government Housing
Strategies Statistical Appendix (HSSA data) shows the average
Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP rating - energy efficiency) for
private housing. For a report on the SAP ratings in Kent
as at 1 April 2010 read our report on Energy
Performance Certificates (PDF 255k).
What is Kent County Council doing?
We want to lead the community in
reducing carbon emissions in Kent; we will strive to demonstrate
sustainable best practice wherever we can. To see what we are doing at the council, see
Environment Report 2012 (PDF,3Mb)
To see how we
can help you reduce your environmental footprint, please
look at our Environment and climate
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