Despite the ongoing challenges in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, NHS England has signalled its intention to reach net-zero emissions through a plethora of new initiatives that will see 40 net-zero hospitals created alongside a £50m LED lighting upgrade. The NHS will aim to reduce emissions from transport by piloting the world’s first zero-emissions ambulance by 2022. A shift to zero-emission vehicles has been given a deadline of 2032. In addition, the NHS will phase-out coal boilers and implement a £50m LED lighting replacement across the entire NHS estate. According to the organisation, this move will improve patient experience and comfort and save £3bn in energy bills over the next 10 years.
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