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26 Jul 07. UK Aerospace companies achieve 19 per cent reduction in energy use. A report published by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs published today shows that aerospace companies who are part of the Climate Change Agreement scheme have reduced energy consumption by 19 per cent, equivalent to a 145,000 tonne reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions since 2001. The sector was only expected to achieve a reduction of 7.3 per cent but due to a concerted effort and through the introduction of a range of measures across the sector, aerospace companies have overshot the forecast to achieve a 19 per cent improvement. Commenting on the success of the industry, Paul Everitt, Director of Civil Air Transport at SBAC said: “the aerospace sector is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. People recognise the huge investment we are making in new, cleaner-technologies, but we are also committed to more sustainable production. Reducing carbon-dioxide emissions from our facilities by 145,000 tonnes since 2001 is a clear demonstration of our determination to contribute to a more sustainable future.”

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