The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics in the UK (CILT) has launched its Public Authority Corporate Membership package to support local authorities, with a range of services and tailored training.
This package, which includes CarbonActive, a pioneering online tool enabling users to accurately measure, monitor and manage their carbon footprint, is launched at a crucial time for councils. Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change has announced the ban on selling green electricity into the national grid is overturned from tomorrow.
Chris Huhne has written to all councils urging them to take advantage and lead a local energy revolution.
The carbon footprint of every local council in England has also been published, for the first time. The new figures calculate the CO2 produced by councils in powering and heating their buildings, as well as emissions from business travel, fleet vehicles and even refuse trucks.
CILT Public Authority Corporate Membership, along with CarbonActive, can help councils measure, monitor and reduce their carbon footprints.
To coincide with this launch, Chris Ruane has been appointed as Public Authority Development Officer. Chris was formerly Sector Head at the Freight Transport Association, where he worked with many UK public authorities.
Chris Ruane said: ‘I am delighted to have been appointed to this new position, and I look forward to renewing old, and establishing new acquaintances within UK councils. Our support to this sector will be prompt, relevant and unfaltering.’