Sepa on track to meet its 2020 targets

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) reduced its greenhouse-gas emissions by 13.6% in 2015–16, taking the regulator more than halfway to its target of cutting emissions by 42% by 2020.

Sepa said more efficient offices, optimising the use of its Angus Smith Building (ASB) near Glasgow, sustained drops in travel emissions, and a range of carbon reduction initiatives had contributed to the overall fall.

Electricity and gas use at ASB fell 15% and 17% respectively in 2015–16, saving 239 tonnes of emissions. Replacing most desktop and laptop computers with a virtual desktop system reduced energy demands by 86% ...

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