MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, James Dornan, has urged Glasgow City Council to do more to reduce their energy consumption.
A report by Audit Scotland found that Glasgow City Council was responsible for 8% of all energy consumption across the public sector, whilst local authorities such as Edinburgh and Aberdeen were responsible for 4% and 3% respectively.
James Dornan highlighted this issue at Environment questions today in The Scottish Parliament.
He said: “This report is a scandalous indictment on Glasgow City Council and I hope steps have been taken to show a considerable improvement in its energy consumption rates. Being responsible for 8% of all energy consumption across the public sector gives Glasgow City Council the worst record of any local authority in Scotland, and I’m sure that the people of Glasgow will be expecting the council to take serious and timeous action.
“Scotland has set the most ambitious climate change targets in Europe but we won’t meet them if local authorities aren’t willing to contribute seriously. It’s time for Glasgow to play its part in helping Scotland to meet these important targets and take urgent action biw.
A copy of the report can be found here, with details of Glasgow’s consumption on page 7: http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/docs/central/2010/nr_101209_energy_efficiency_followup.pdf