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Renewable energy boost as heat pumps reduce carbon

Tim Rook, a Chartered Engineer, and the Chief Markets officer at UK heat pump manufacturer, Clade Engineering, discusses some of the key opportunities for renewable energy technologies to reduce carbon emissions and bring savings in the healthcare sector, with a particular focus on heat pump technology

The NHS is the largest employer in the UK, with over 1.5 million staff, and two million volunteers. If the service is to achieve its world-first Net Zero goal, emissions from healthcare facilities must be reduced significantly more in the coming months. This makes the service an ideal candidate for further carbon footprint reduction via the deployment of renewable technologies, such as commercial heat pumps. The goal of the NHS is to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040, while achieving an 80% decrease in emissions from 2028 to 2032 for the emissions it directly controls.

Heat pumps are a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels which are classed as a renewable energy source. There is a set budget of carbon that we can discharge into the atmosphere – i.e. our carbon budget must be sustainable, and for the NHS to play its part in us meeting our Net Zero goals within the timescales set out by Government, hospitals and other healthcare facilities will need to continue to take whatever carbon reduction measures they can to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Significantly increasing the use of renewables technology such as heat pumps could play a big part

Advantages of renewable energy to healthcare providers

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