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Tesco accelerates sustainability plans with windfarm launch

In partnership with ScottishPower, the 30MW 15-turbine Halsary windfarm in Caithness, Scotland, will provide enough clean energy to power the equivalent of almost 20,000 homes a year

Tesco has revealed that its newly backed windfarm is now live and generating much needed renewable energy, falling in line with the group’s sustainability plans.

In partnership with ScottishPower, the 30MW 15-turbine Halsary windfarm in Caithness, Scotland, will provide enough clean energy to power the equivalent of almost 20,000 homes a year.

This represents a further step towards powering Tesco stores directly from renewable sources and becoming a net zero business by 2035.

Jason Tarry, CEO, Tesco UK and ROI, said: “This is a critical year for climate action and these long-term renewable energy agreements are crucial to securing Tesco’s future energy needs and meeting our net zero commitments.

“These partnerships will also help create more affordable access to renewable energy and support the UK in realising its climate change targets. Real change requires that businesses now start moving from making commitments to driving transformative action. Now is the time to accelerate our efforts to tackle the biggest challenge of our lifetime.”

Lindsay McQuade, CEO, ScottishPower Renewables, added: “Halsary is the first ScottishPower windfarm to be developed without a government support scheme and we’re very proud its completion will bring more clean energy onto the grid and support Tesco’s net zero ambitions.

“There’s a growing market across the UK for partnerships like this, which deliver new green assets and bring clean energy to the market, and these will be crucial in delivering the changes needed at the necessary pace and scale to tackle the climate emergency and reach net zero.”

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