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  • by Trevor Loveday

Scottish Water pledges zero carbon five years earlier than government target

Scottish Water has pledged to hit its net zero carbon emissions target by 2040 – five years earlier than the Scottish government goal.

It has listed measures it will take to achieve net zero by 2040 which will include upping its generation of renewable energy to threefold more than its demand. It said it will lead on biogas generation and recovering energy from waste water to convert into heat.

Scottish Water chief executive, Douglas Millican (pictured), said: “It’s not just our duty and our responsibility – it's the right thing to do.

We want to meet our net zero milestone by 2040, five years early. And once we achieve that we want to go beyond, to go further in ensuring all of our activities have an overall positive impact on the planet.”

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