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Monday 8 June 2009

NTU’s Energy Use goes 100% Green

NTU is getting serious about reducing its carbon footprint. From October 1 2009 all of the electricity supplied to NTU will come from renewable resources.

Following the Climate Change Act 2008, the UK government has committed to a 20% minimum cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The key aim of the Act is to improve carbon management and help the transition towards a low-carbon economy in the UK.

In recognition of the national target, NTU’s Utility Engineers have signed a new contract with E.ON committing to 100% renewable energy. This will help to reduce NTU’s carbon footprint and encourage E.ON to invest in the expansion of energy production from wind, water and biomass.

This move supports NTU’s push towards a carbon neutral university as well as our Million Pound Challenge – we are investing £1 million in energy saving projects such as automatic PC shutdowns in all computer rooms and public PCs, more efficient fans in Biomed and Erasmus Darwin and lighting upgrades at Brackenhurst.

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