Carbon reduction

Councillor Tony Martin
Councillor Tony Martin

FIFE Council has ranked in the top three Scottish councils in the Carbon Reduction Commitment league table, released last week.

Fife Council was ranked 141 out of 2,100 organisations in the 2010/11 league table. This also places the council number 11 of 165 UK local authorities and 8 out of 129 Scottish organisations (including both public and private sector).

These positive results reflect the ongoing work going on in carbon management within Fife Council including replacing old street lights with low energy bulbs and dimming them in some areas during the night so they use even less energy

Cllr Tony Martin, chair of the Environment, Enterprise and Transportation Committee, commented: “This is the first time that such a league table assessing organisations’ carbon performance has been produced, so it’s encouraging that Fife Council has been ranked close to the top of the table.”

Glenrothes councillor, Ross Vettraino, added: “Glenrothes is central to the council’s Carbon Reduction strategy and it’s ambition to be the leading green council in Scotland. In that regard Auchmuty, Pitteuchar Drive and Southfield were among the first areas to enjoy the upgraded street lighting. The Glenrothes area was the first area to which the four bin system was introduced and carbon reduction technology will be seen throughout the new Auchmuty High School, which is currently under construction.”