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Chris Huhne welcomes energy cuts challenge

September 30, 2010 2:31 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne today welcomed a scheme which will see Government departments compete with each other over cutting energy use.

A live league table will show how individual departments are progressing in the government's aim to reduce carbon emissions from central Government departments by 10% in a year.

"Whitehall must lead the way if we are to inspire the public to reduce their energy use," Mr Huhne said.

"This challenge underlines the urgency of tackling emissions and introduces some healthy competition to bring out innovative ideas.

"Making a 10% reduction in emissions in just one year needs all departments to make a contribution and in particular staff need to play their part in building a greener government."