After a recent meeting at county hall, the Liberal Democrats have investigated the county’s carbon emissions targets.

Figures show that the much publicised attempts by the Conservative Administration at County Hall to cut emissions have produced negligible savings, indicating that they are paying lip service to the environment

Resources Spokesperson Malcolm Cowan said:

In 2010-2011, County transport is showing a pathetic 1% reduction in emissions and street-lighting a 2% reduction.

It looks as though county council property will have managed a 4% reduction.

These figures are pitiful. We suggested in the budget that the Conservatives consider getting rid of county hall which has plenty of energy-inefficient buildings but the Tories would not hear if it.

They are not even off first base when it comes to the environment.