Hampshire County Council's carbon emission reduction program has saved over £2.7 million in energy costs and cut CO2 emissions by more than 30,000 tonnes over the past five years. A further £275,000 of carbon tax savings have been achieved in this year alone.

Maintenance improvements such as re-roofing projects and boiler and lighting replacements have contributed substantially to the saving. Street lighting replacement has also played a significant part. 

The installation of 20 Solar Photovoltaic systems across County Council schools is delivering efficiency savings of £20,000 per annum, and generating 200,000 kWh of power every year. A successful pilot of solar photovoltaic energy generation on three of the County Council's corporate buildings has added to the savings generated last year, and a second phase of around 20 installations is now underway.

The County Council is keen to find partners for a flagship district heating scheme in Winchester. The scheme would lead to considerable cost and carbon savings for the County Council and its partners including the Hospital, University and the City Council. 

The County Council targets of a 40% cut in carbon emissions by 2025 and to be carbon neutral by 2050 will be harder to achieve without this scheme.