Friends of the Earth welcomes Sainsbury’s solar installation record

UK retail giant Sainsbury’s has recorded the installation of 69,500 solar panels across 169 of its stores, making it host to the largest solar array in Europe.

Craig Bennett, Director of Policy at Friends of the Earth says it indicates the huge potential for renewable energy in the country.

Craig Bennett of Friends of the Earth

“This major solar investment will make Sainsbury’s a greener grocer and gives a significant boost to the UK’s renewable energy sector.

“It’s little surprise that 85 per cent of the public want the Government to force the energy companies to use more renewable energy and less fossil fuels – if we do this and cut waste it will bring down bills in the long term and create new UK industries and jobs.

“The Government must do more to reap the UK’s huge potential for renewable energy – their new Energy Bill must aim for a carbon-free electricity sector by 2030.”

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