EDF help Scottish Emergency Services save carbon

Last updated: 5th January 2022

As Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, EDF, has been tasked by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to help guide the public sector organisation to significantly improve its energy efficiency.

As society works its way towards Net Zero, it’s not just governments, businesses and consumers that need to do their part. For the Emergency Services, carbon reduction is a huge challenge because they rely on extensive fleets of specialised vehicles and multiple premises that consume significant amounts of energy.

While managing 356 fire stations across Scotland and attending over 91,000 incidents a year, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has an unwavering commitment to becoming one of the leading lights in the public sector’s journey to Net Zero.

Working together, we’ve helped to reduce their carbon emissions by more than 14,000 tonnes ahead of 2030. To put that goal into context: it equates to the amount of carbon generated by flying between Glasgow and Sydney more than 7,500 times.

Read the full case study for insight into how SFRS are facing their challenge head on by tackling their two largest sources of emissions; the energy to power its building portfolio and its large fleet of emergency vehicles.


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