EE, part of BT Group, has announced the signature of a new renewable electricity deal with energy supplier npower which will see electricity generated from renewable energy plants, such as wind and solar.
The deal, which runs until 2021, includes over 500 retail locations. As part of the contract, npower will supply EE with 680GWh of renewable electricity all of which will be certified to provide assurance of its renewable status. The new deal will help BT move towards its target to purchase 100 percent renewable electricity for its operations by 2020, where markets allow. Last year, BT sourced 82 percent of its electricity renewably.
BT, including EE, recently announced its ambition to reduce its carbon emissions by 87 percent by 2030, setting itself on a path to help limit global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century.
“An organisation the size of ours has a responsibility to conduct business sustainably and this new deal, whilst also making sense from a business perspective, reaffirms our commitment to doing just that” said Stephen Harris, Chief Financial Officer, EE. This is just the latest step in working towards our renewable energy goals and ultimately a low-carbon business model.”
BT has already made significant strides in reducing its end-to-end carbon footprint which has helped to deliver a total of £221 million of energy savings since 2009/10.
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