Carbon reduction scheme report shows opportunities for NHS to improve

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) annual report and league table has been published showing NHS organisations are slightly behind in emissions reductions compared to others taking part.

The Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is a mechanism for reporting and putting a price on carbon emissions. NHS organisations make up about 8% of CRC participants in phase 1 and around 4.5% of emissions.

Where participants have reported across the whole phase, the average reduction in carbon emissions was 12% between 2010/11 and 2013/14. NHS participants reduced their emissions by only 4.3% during the same phase.

More NHS participants have disclosed their long term carbon targets (63% of NHS compared to 38% of participants overall). A smaller proportion of NHS participants claimed credits from electricity generation, renewables or feed in tariffs in 2013/14 (15% of NHS participants compared with 19% of non-NHS participants).

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