Government departments to cut emissions by 10% in 12 months
New energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, has announced plans to cut government emissions by 10%.
A government steering group chaired by Mr Huhne will also be set up, with representatives from key departments and the private sector.
Mr Cameron said: "I don't want to hear warm words about the environment, I want to see real action.
"I want this to be the greenest government ever, taking our lead from 10:10, I commit us to a 10% reduction in carbon emissions across central Government in the next twelve months.
"But I have also made sure all Cabinet ministers are involved, developing plans to show how they will meet their share.
"And the public will be involved too - because we're going to publish the energy use of government headquarters in real-time, so people can hold us to account for our performance. If we do this, we'll cut the Government's energy bills by hundreds of millions of pounds."
Mr Huhne added: "A lot of progress has been made, but we must now go further, faster and turn targets into real change.
"This is a coalition to provide strong and stable government for this country, the benefits of the low carbon economy are agreed between both parties, this is a priority agenda common to both manifestos."
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