Abstracts: March 26th, 2008

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It features an interview with the Chief Executive of Woking Borough Council who explains how councils can start to meet their environmental obligations and also make handsome savings in the process.

He describes the Borough’s pioneering Climate Change Strategy which is based on incremental developments and has produced no losers. CO2 emissions have been reduced by 80 per cent since 1990, moving the Council ever closer to carbon neutrality. In addition energy consumption has been reduced by 51%, producing a financial saving of almost 1 million pounds.

GovTV is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.

The programme can be viewed at GovTV. www.localgov.tv