Menu
May 25 - University Appoints Acting Vice-Chancellor

May 25 - University Appoints Acting…

Following the recent appo...

May 25 - ArtDance Welcomes James Wilton Dance Company

May 25 - ArtDance Welcomes James Wi…

The James Wilton Dance Co...

May 25 - DLT Leader XAPO Plans Gibraltar Expansion

May 25 - DLT Leader XAPO Plans Gibr…

Chief Minister Fabian Pic...

May 25 - Book-Crossing Day

May 25 - Book-Crossing Day

Gibraltar Cultural Servic...

May 25 - HM Customs Seize 750 Cartons Of Cigarettes

May 25 - HM Customs Seize 750 Carto…

Following a routine patro...

May 25 - Gibraltar Dance Sport Couple Achieve Success In Spain

May 25 - Gibraltar Dance Sport Coup…

Willy and Jacky Ignacio, ...

May 25 - Westside School Teachers Meet With Chief Minister And Minister Cortes To Express Concerns

May 25 - Westside School Teachers M…

In what has been describe...

May 24 - Regiment Conducts Fire Exercise With Bahrain Fire Brigade

May 24 - Regiment Conducts Fire Exe…

Soldiers from the Royal G...

May 24 - Gibraltar Represented At Downing Street Environment Meeting

May 24 - Gibraltar Represented At D…

Dr Liesl Mesilio, CEO and...

May 24 - Alvarez Calls For “Unison And Reconciliation” At Independent Civil Society Awards

May 24 - Alvarez Calls For “Unison …

The Equality Rights Group...

Prev Next

Apr 23 - Government Of Gibraltar Says Carbon Emissions From Power Generation Has Dropped For The Third Consecutive Year

Carbon emissions from power generation in Gibraltar have dropped significantly for the third consecutive year, the Government of Gibraltar said in a statement today. 

They continued: "Figures released by the Gibraltar Electricity Authority show that emissions dropped from 161,358 tonnes in 2016 to 152,287 tonnes in 2017. That is a total of over 9,000 tonnes or nearly 6% less.

"Emissions in 2017 were over 27,000 tonnes less than in 2014 or a reduction of 15.3% in three years.

"The change to Low Energy Devices (LEDs) in all Government work, including in public lighting, as well as in private properties will have made a contribution, as well as a number of as yet small solar installations. The Department of the Environment and Climate Change’s energy efficiency campaigns will also have assisted in this drop. This significant drop is despite an increase in the number of buildings in Gibraltar and shows that increased awareness and changes in behaviour are showing results.

"This reduction is even with the current use of diesel for power generation and is expected to become even greater when power is generated from gas.

"The reduction in carbon emissions means that less fuel will have been burnt, and will therefore correspond also to lower emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides."

Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, John Cortes, commented: “We have to congratulate ourselves as a community in the way we have taken ups the challenge in the global fight against climate change. We have shown that every little bit helps.

"Switching off lights and devices, changing to low energy lighting, and increasing the energy efficiency of buildings have been measures we have been encouraging since 2012 and are showing results. We must continue. Clearly we can make a difference.”

 

Useful Links

 
www.easy.office.gi
Virtual & Physical Office Space in Gibraltar

Other Items