Under a new agreement with EDF Energy, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which touts itself as the U.K.’s largest car manufacturer, is buying all of its electricity from renewable sources until March 2020.
Jaguar Land Rover says its electricity supply is backed by renewable energy guarantees of origin (REGOs), meaning a proportion of EDF Energy’s renewable energy is ring-fenced specifically for the company. The REGO scheme certifies the proportion of supply that comes from renewable generation – 100% in Jaguar Land Rover’s case.
“EDF Energy is pleased to announce that we will continue to supply Jaguar Land Rover with 100 percent renewable electricity for the next three years,” comments Béatrice Bigois, managing director of customers for EDF Energy. “Jaguar Land Rover is a valued partner of EDF Energy; we share a strong focus on sustainability and are very proud to support Britain’s biggest car maker in achieving their low-carbon ambitions.”
Ian Harnett, executive director of human resources and global purchasing for Jaguar Land Rover, adds, “Our future is low-carbon, clean and efficient. Our program to reduce our burden on the national grid doesn’t end here: We seek continual improvements, both in how we can reduce energy consumption further and how to minimize our carbon emissions. Our aim is to give our customers an assurance that the company’s electricity will come from renewable sources – those being in addition to the solar array at our engine manufacturing center in Wolverhampton, one of the largest rooftop installations in Europe.”