We take another big step toward our SME Climate Commitment to half our CO2 emissions by 2030 and to be net-zero by 2050. As part of our SKYGREEN agenda, we’re pleased to announce that our Scunthorpe facility is now 100% powered by renewable electricity backed by REGOs
What are REGOs?
Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), are certificates which show that electricity has been generated from renewable sources. Energy generators are given one REGO for each megawatt hour of electricity they produce. All of this is administered by Ofgem (the Energy Industry Regulator).
Renewable energy is energy that comes from sustainable sources. This means that they won’t run out, unlike other energy sources such as coal. Some examples of renewable energy out there include solar power, wind power and hydro-energy.
Why use renewable energy?
Because we only have a limited amount of resources, such as fossil fuels, whereas renewable energy is potentially unlimited. Renewable energy sources also cause less damage to the environment, as well as reduce carbon emissions and the effects of global warming.
It is our top priority to continue to move towards a sustainable future, not only in the materials we manufacture but the way in which we make them. Switching to 100% renewable energy is another contribution to our REDUCE headline under our SKYGREEN agenda.Dan Richards – Sales & Marketing Director