UK construction goes low carbon in wind power deal

A leading producer of building materials in the UK has partnered with a Danish energy supplier. All of Wienerberger’s UK sites will now be powered with renewable electricity from DONG […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A leading producer of building materials in the UK has partnered with a Danish energy supplier.

All of Wienerberger’s UK sites will now be powered with renewable electricity from DONG Energy’s eight offshore wind farms in the UK.

Wienerberger says the move showcases its focus on sourcing power responsibly and reducing the carbon footprint of its business activities.

Last year DONG Energy announced it would supply renewable electricity at no additional premium, so that UK businesses can achieve their sustainability ambitions without having to accept a commercial disadvantage.

Jeff Whittingham, Managing Director at DONG Energy Sales UK, said: “DONG Energy is driving the transition to low carbon energy systems in the UK and we believe businesses should have access to renewable electricity supply without incurring additional cost.

“Naturally we are delighted that Wienerberger shares our ambition of creating this greener energy future. It’s exciting that one of the UK’s largest building material producers places such a strong emphasis on sustainability.”

UK green supplier Good Energy has also signed a one-year deal to buy electricity from one of DONG Energy’s wind farms.

The Danish firm has decided to phase out the use of coal in the next six years.