This is disappointing.
Aberdeenshire Council made good progress in reducing CO2 emissions in the early years of its commitments but reduction have since slowed. A report to Scrutiny and Audit in December showed
- the reduction in emissions over 3 years for Building and Property has been 3%, of which 2.9% was in the first year.
- the reduction of emission from waste to landfill has decreased by 15.4% but only 1.4% reduction has been achieved in the past year.
- emissions from street lightling were static or slowing increasing initally but have grown by 5.2% over the past year
- emissions from business mileage has increased every year and are now 5% higher than the base year.
Now one of the reasons I left the Liberal Democrats and joined the Greens was the gross disparity being saying and doing. It looks like I was right. LibDem* controlled Aberdeenshire likes to sign Climate Change Charters but when it comes to making commitments to deliver - nothing.
*Cllr Paul Johnston is a LibDem but not part of the ruling Administration. He is therefore excempt from criticism.