Birmingham switches to renewable electricity

Birmingham Airport in the UK has started using electricity generated solely from renewable sources.

By switching to Bryt Energy, the airport and all of its retail and restaurant concessions – including Costa, Greggs, Burger King, World Duty Free and others – are now powered by electricity generated from a mix of solar, wind and hydropower.

Tom Denton, Head of Sustainability for Birmingham Airport, said: “This reflects our sustainability ambitions and is a small but important step towards our ultimate goal of net zero carbon by 2033. We are delighted , but there is still a lot of work to do. , it is still too early to celebrate.

David Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director, Bryt Energy, added: “We are delighted to be supplying Birmingham Airport with 100% renewable, carbon-free electricity and supporting them on their sustainability journey. We look forward to helping the airport explore future opportunities to reduce carbon emissions. »

In recent years, Birmingham Airport has reduced the carbon emissions it monitors by 33%. To do this, it has introduced low-carbon alternatives to its operation, including solar power, the transition to electric vehicles and other energy efficiency measures.

The airport’s contract with Bryt Energy runs until the end of March 2024.

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