IKEA aim for 100% green energy

Swedish company Ikea has bought a Scottish windfarm as part of plans to generate all of its energy from green sources. The home furnishing retailer has purchased a seven turbine, […]

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By Tom Gibson

Swedish company Ikea has bought a Scottish windfarm as part of plans to generate all of its energy from green sources. The home furnishing retailer has purchased a seven turbine, 12 MW windfarm in Aberdeenshire.

The company is aiming for a 100% renewable energy target, and say they are likely to reach 70 – 80% by 2015.

Steve Howard, Sustainability Officer for IKEA, said the company would set their goals in stone: “We’ve built up sufficient experience in the area to be more confident in the timeline, so we will set a timeline in the next few months.”

The company claims it will install 39,000 solar panels at ten of its stores in the UK to help develop its green credentials.