Redditch council has been awarded over £1.2m from the Phase 1 allocations for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

Phase 1 of the Scheme provides £1 billion in grants as part of the Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs 2020’ commitment to support the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19, supporting up to 30,000 jobs in the low carbon and energy efficiency sectors.

Phase 1 will reduce non-traded carbon emissions from the public sector by up to 0.1 MtCO2e/year and up to 0.5 MtCO2e over each of Carbon Budgets 4 and 5. This is equivalent to taking nearly 45,000 cars off the road.