CTEC ENERGY COULD REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS BY AS MUCH AS 10 MILLION TONNES AND SAVE THE NHS OVER £1.5 BILLION BY 2040
The installation of Clean Technology Energy Centres in all 51 sites without an existng CHP unit could yield a CO2 saving of nearly 10 million tonnes over a 20 year period, and save up to £1.5 billion. The 106 sites that already operate a natural gas CHP in England have the potential to save the NHS more than £750 million and reduce CO2 emissions by a further 5.5 million tonnes over the same period by transitioning to the use of Clean Technology Energy Centres.
A global problem
The Health care’s global climate footprint report , published in September 2019 by Health Care 3 Without Harm in collaboration with Arup, shows that health care’s climate footprint is equivalent to 4.4% of global net emissions. Indirect emissions from purchased energy sources such as electricity, steam, cooling, and heading comprises 12% of this. They estimate UK contribution to this was 42.5 MtCO2, which represents 5.4% of all UK carbon emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 11 coal-fired power plants.