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BT pens 100% renewable energy deal with Total

Written by Thu 25 Feb 2021

The three-year deal will see electricity supplier provide BT green power from 2022

Total will supply BT Group with renewable electricity for three years from next April, the companies have announced.

Total signed a contract with the UK telecom giant that will see the electricity supplier provide a mix of solar, wind and hydro energy to thousands of BT sites across the UK.

BT Group has around 3,100 UK sites that consume around 1,124 GWh of electricity a year. This contract covers around half that amount.

“It’s with great pride that Total is working with BT on their journey towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 by supplying them with 100% renewable electricity,” said Dave Cranfield, General Manager of Total Gas & Power.

“We will continue to work closely with our UK customers as the demand for renewable electricity grows, and Total will continue to evolve and invest significantly in carbon-neutral initiatives over the coming years.”

Steps in the right direction

In 2018, BT pledged to become a net-zero carbon emissions business by 2045, in line with the most ambitious aim of the COP21 Paris Agreement.

The telco claims all of its offices, network, and shops are already powered 100% renewables, which it says is a key step in its low carbon strategy.

“As an organisation that consumes nearly 1% of the UK’s electricity, it is important for BT to demonstrate its commitment to a green recovery,” said Cyril Pourrat, Chief Procurement Officer at BT.

“Purchasing 100 per cent renewable electricity from Total sends a strong signal that renewables are important to the UK and today’s announcement underpins our commitment to climate action and in becoming a net-zero carbon emissions business by 2045.”

Written by Thu 25 Feb 2021

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