Aberdeenshire Council's decarbonisation plans for 2030 and beyond

September 30, 2022


Aberdeenshire Council has developed a route map that sets out how it plans to de-carbonise 75% of its emissions by the end of the decade and onto achieving net zero by 2045.

The Route Map to 2030 and Beyond was approved at Full Council on Thursday, September 29.

The plan focuses on Aberdeenshire Council's operational buildings, fleet, and street lighting, which account for more than 90% of its current carbon footprint. Improvements to authority’s residential properties, such as heating systems and solar roof panels, are separately underway through the Council's Housing Improvement Programme.

Among the many milestones along the route is the adoption of hydrogen and electric vehicles for the authority's fleet; non-domestic buildings will be retrofitted to decarbonise heat as well as save, generate, and store energy; and the council's programme of LED streetlight replacements to date has also exceeded annual decarbonisation targets year-on-year.