2025 will see final shift away from coal in hospitals and tertiary institutions
Over $78 million invested in 38 projects to decarbonise the state sector – the equivalent of taking 21,100 cars off the road
Health sector decarbonisation gets the lion’s share (over $61m)
All remaining coal boilers will be removed from hospitals and tertiary institutions by the end of 2025, Climate Minister James Shaw has announced, as part of new plans to speed up emissions reductions at hospitals and government departments.
“We can now guarantee an end to dirty, polluting, and unhealthy coal-powered boilers in our hospitals and universities. This means patients will be treated in hospitals that are running on clean energy, and our health care workers and students will be going to work at a place with cleaner air, says Climate Minister James Shaw.