Monday, December 17, 2007

All British Schools to be Zero-Carbon by 2016

All new U.K. schools will be zero-carbon by 2016, according to British Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls.

New schools will install solar panels and wind turbines in an effort to go green, Balls detailed in a statement to MPs, along with 200 other energy saving projects that will cost about £110m over the next three years.

"We are taking action now to reduce carbon emissions in new school buildings while we work towards the zero-carbon goal," Balls said. A typical secondary school will receive £500,000 in grants to reduce emissions, he added.

Via :: Guardian