Scottish Water eyes carbon neutrality by 2040

Scottish Water chief executive Douglas Millican. Image by Scottish Water.

September 14 (Renewables Now) - Scottish Water on Monday announced measures as part of its plan to become carbon neutral by 2040, including the use of 100% renewable power for its water treatment and waste water treatment facilities across Scotland.

The announced plan outlines measures in five areas -- electricity, processes, gas, transport and travel and investment -- designed to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

In addition to switching to electricity from renewable sources for its facilities, the water utility plans a transition of its entire fleet of vans and tankers to zero emission vehicles.

The plans also includes a 75% reduction in the carbon intensity of the company's annual investment of GBP 700 million (USD 901m/EUR 759m) and of its supply chain.

The planned measures will help Scottish Water to achieve carbon neutrality five years ahead of the national target, according to the statement.

(GBP 1.0 = USD/EUR)

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