Food and drink giant Nestlé will generate half of its UK and Ireland energy needs from a new wind farm in Scotland that it has funded. The company already uses 100% renewable, grid supplied electricity across its operations in the UK and Ireland, but the opening of a nine-turbine windfarm, in Dumfries and Galloway, will enable Nestlé to meet half its energy needs across the nation with its own power. The move from Nestlé comes at a time where a host of businesses within the consumer goods sector are implementing similar measures to decarbonise their power. Procter & Gamble (P&G), for example, recently pledged to purchase renewable energy to power 100% of its plants by 2030 and Mars Australia last month committed to generate the equivalent of 100% of its estate’s electricity use from renewable sources by 2020.
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