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Act on CO2

To help address the causes of climate change, we can Act on CO2 by reducing our emission of greenhouse gases, also known as mitigation.

 

For example, reducing our energy and water usage and using energy from renewable resources will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced from the generation of energy, and can also help us save money on our energy bills!
 

What is a carbon footprint?

A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment through the amount of greenhouse gases produced (calculated in units of carbon dioxide (CO2)).

 

How do we measure CO2 emissions?

We measure carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by calculating the quantity of CO2 produced from the burning of fuel using chemical equations. The amount of CO2 produced depends on the type of molecules included in the fuel, their concentrations and the conditions in which they are burnt.

 

Did you know...

...the average Briton produces 10 tonnes of carbon per year?

 

What's a tonne of CO2?

To find out what a tonne of CO2 is, what your doing to produce CO2 and how much we're producing in Rutland, please visit the What's a tonne of CO2? webpage.

 

How can we calculate carbon footprints?

Find out how to calculate your carbon footprint and where you can find tools and monitors to help you work our how much energy you use on our Calculating Carbon Footprints webpage.

 

How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

Use resources more efficiently...

Find our top tips for reducing your carbon footprint on our Energy Saving Tips, Water Saving Tips and Transport Saving Tips webpages.

 

Generate your own energy...

Find out about renewable energy and links to information on central Government funding for renewables on our Renewable Energy webpage.