COP15 delegates need to talk more poo
Delegates thrashing out carbon savings need to think more about what they're flushing down the loo, according to a leading climate change manager.
He claims Thames Water, the UK's largest water and sewage company, saved itself £15m in electricity bills last year by burning poo for power.
This is done through a combination of burning sewage sludge for power and anaerobic digestion where methane is burned for heat.
He said: "Delegates at the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit must face the fact that combating climate change is no longer about talk.
"It's about all of us taking action - and in our case, that includes poo power."
Dr Coquhoun also said the firm's goal was to cut greenhouse emissions by 20% on 1990 levels by 2020 - that's about 200,000 tonnes less CO2.
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