Bristol Airport switches to renewable energy supply to reduce carbon footprint
PUBLISHED: 16:09 09 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:09 09 September 2019
Bristol Airport has announced it has switched to a 100 per cent renewable electricity supply in an attempt to greatly reduce its carbon footprint.
The airport will partner with renewable energy supplier, Ørsted to supply the 17 million kWh of electricity it uses each year.
Bristol Airport has said electricity is the largest contributor to carbon emissions from its operations and believes it will save an estimated 14,000 tonnes of carbon as a result of the move to renewables.
Simon Earles, planning and sustainability director at Bristol Airport, said: "From next month our terminal and other facilities will be powered by renewable energy - a significant step on our journey to carbon neutrality.
"There is more to do, but this is a clear statement of our intent to reduce our direct emissions."
Managing director at Ørsted Sales UK Ltd, Ashley Phillips, said: "It's exciting that an international airport like Bristol is placing such strong emphasis on sustainability.
"At Ørsted, we want to drive the transition to low-carbon energy systems in the UK, and support organisations like Bristol Airport that share this ambition of creating a greener energy future."