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University of Edinburgh tops list for energy use and emissions

Hesa data also show Scottish institution is producing more carbon emissions than other universities

The University of Edinburgh uses more energy per year and produces more harmful carbon emissions than any other UK institution, official data have shown.

Statistics published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (Hesa) on 9 August show that the Scottish institution consumed almost 284 million kilowatt hours’ worth of energy in 2020-21, some 8 million more than next highest consumer, the University of Cambridge (278.2 million kWh).

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