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  • by Trevor Loveday

Welsh Water slashes carbon emissions by 80% with on-site production

Welsh Water has reported its carbon emissions down to a fifth of its 2011 figure.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water said it had reduced its operational emissions had by 79% since 2010-2011, which, it said was “the result of investment in renewable energy generation and energy-efficiency technologies at its sites, as well as buying all our electricity from renewable sources.”

The company said it will generate some 25% of its power demand by next year using a mix of hydro, wind power, solar and gas-to-grid. It has recently started a £36 million investment to turn its Five Fords site which has undertaken into a “model green energy site” processing sewage from around 180,000 customers and generates 2.5GWh from on-site solar.

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