09 March 2017

UK car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has sealed an agreement with energy supplier EDF Energy to buy all of its electricity from renewable sources up until March 2020.

A proportion of EDF Energy’s renewable energy is ring-fenced specifically for the firm thanks to JLR’s electricity supply being backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO).

The REGO scheme certifies what proportion of supply comes from renewable generation – 100 per cent in JLR’s case.

Ian Harnett, executive director of human resources and global purchasing at JLR, said the manufacturer’s future is “low-carbon, clean and efficient”.

“Our programme to reduce our burden on the National Grid doesn’t end here: we seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minimise our carbon emissions,” he said.

“Our aim is to give our customers an assurance that the company’s electricity will come from renewable sources: those being in addition to the solar array at our Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, one of the largest rooftop installations in Europe.”

Béatrice Bigois, managing director of customers at EDF Energy, added: “EDF Energy is pleased to announce that we will continue to supply JLR with 100 per cent renewable electricity for the next three years.

“JLR is a valued partner of EDF Energy – we share a strong focus on sustainability and are very proud to support Britain’s biggest car maker in achieving their low-carbon ambitions.”

Adam Offord | @WM_AdamOfford

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