What is 40:20? We lift the lid on energy reduction in Haringey

Haringey Council are working with the Selby Centre and Community Energy Lab to deliver the area based approach to promote free Green Deal assessments this spring. The Project is called 40:20 Home Energy Check-Up: Free Green Deal Assessment.

Based at the Selby Trust, the Community Energy Lab will be promoting the scheme this spring as part of Haringey 40:20 Home Energy Check Up – but what is 40:20 and what does it mean for us?

Haringey 40:20 is a borough wide initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2020 – as the first borough to sign the friends of the Earth carbon reduction pledge in 2009 it reflects Haringey’s unique passion for shaping the future of energy efficiency and cleaner living.

A reduction by 40% is only possible with the help of local people and organisations and acts a response to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy and Climate Change Acts which together aim to reduce the UK’s CO2 emissions by a total of 80% by 2050. 

Carbon reduction is important for reducing the effects of climate change globally but also as the UK has responsibilitie