Reading council reveals plans to eliminate carbon dioxide in 11 years

By District Energy posted 10 days ago

  

Teyve Markson and Hugh Fort, In Your Area

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A pledge is set to be made to eliminate Reading's carbon dioxide emissions in the next 11 years after it was revealed 62 deaths a year are linked to poor air quality.

The council is set to debate a motion from Reading Borough Councildeputy leader Councillor Tony Page, which calls for the government to make changes to allow councils to hit emissions targets.

Cllr Page's motions says Reading will not be able to hit the target unless the government makes changes.

The motion reads: "Notwithstanding a proud record of local policies and delivery over many years to address climate change this Labour administration is the first to recognise that more needs to be done by Reading council.

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