Carbon and Utilities
In 2019 Aberystwyth University declared a climate emergency, acknowledging the need to support the transition to a low carbon future.
Aberystwyth University has voluntarily agreed to commit to a net zero target by the end of the financial year 2030-31.
The University’s current AU Sustainability Strategy 2018-2021 runs until 2020-21 and a new Sustainability Strategy for a Carbon Neutral University will be developed once Welsh Government define the scope of the carbon neutral public sector target.
The University has also underlined its commitment to responsible investment and has taken clear steps to divest from fossil fuels.
Aberystwyth University is taking systematic steps to reduce our energy consuption where possible, and where not, to make the shift to renewable energy.
This has included developing a £2M energy performance contract through the RE:FIT framework and a feasibility study for a large scale private wire solar PV system.
The University is also part of a wider group of 20 UK universities which has struck a £50m landmark green energy deal, reducing emmissions and our carbon footprint as part of an aggregated power purchase agreement (PPA). It is the first time that public sector energy users have collaborated on a deal to buy clean electricity.