That, subject to any comments Executive Members may have, the draft Carbon Reduction Plan at Appendix 1 be proposed to the Chief Executive Officer for his consideration and approval, using his emergency delegated powers.
Considered – A report of the Chief Executive presenting a draft Carbon Reduction Plan for Executive Members’ consideration.
County Councillor Greg White introduced the report that confirmed the Council’s aspiration to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2030, the work undertaken to date and the plans to be put in place over the next few years.
The Chairman invited Ms Holstrom to present her public submission to Executive Members, which had been circulated to Executive Members ahead of the meeting. The written statement submitted by Ms Holstrom stated:
“ClimateActionStokesleyandVillagesare pleasedthat theNorthYorkshireCountyCouncil havedeveloped a carbon reductionplanwith theobjectiveof reachingCarbonNet Zeroby2030.It is aconcern thatthis is notbindingas thereis thecaveatof ‘asnear tothat dateas possible’.
Clearlya lotof workhas goneintoproducingthiscarbonreductionplan, so welldoneNYCC.Thereis much tolikehere,forexample the2030netzero target,LEDstreetlighting, abuildingefficiencyprogramme,a heatdecarbonisationplanand£1milliontopump-primebusiness cases.However,byfocussingonitsown operations,we thinkthat NYCCis missingoutonopportunitiestouseits influencetodriveurgentl ... view the full minutes text for item 615