Northern Ireland-based dairy manufacturer Dale Farm has announced that it is now running one of its cheese manufacturing plants with 100% renewable energy after bringing a self-consumption solar farm online earlier this month. The 5MW solar farm, which is co-located with the company’s cheddar cheese plant in Dunmanbridge, in County Tyrone, is set to reduce Dale Farm’s overall carbon footprint by 20% – saving the business millions of pounds on energy costs in the process. The cost savings – which haven’t been disclosed – will then be passed on to the company’s 1,300 dairy farmers, who collectively own the business.
Edie 8th Aug 2018 read more »
Aldi is set to secure ‘carbon neutral’ status in the UK and Ireland next year following investments in green technologies and energy efficiency. The supermarket revealed yesterday it is on track to hit net zero emissions by 2019, following the installation of 388 solar panel systems since 2012 and a £20m inventment to upgrade its fridges, freezers and other appliances with greener equipment. The investments are also backed by a deal to secure 100 per cent renewable electricity for its sites.
Business Green 9th Aug 2018 read more »