Government’s own green performance improves

Whitehall is likely to meet most of its sustainable operations targets except carbon emissions and energy from combined heat and power, but departmental performance remains variable.

The Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) has given a more positive assessment of environmental performance across government departments, awarding four out of five stars compared with three last year.

But the latest annual report from the government’s chief advisers on sustainable development, published in December, also shows the government estate is not on track to meet its targets for cutting carbon emissions from offices and incr

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