Gatwick Airport flies high with new renewable deal

By using clean power, the UK’s second largest airport claims it saves enough carbon to fill Wembley Stadium five times

By Jonny Bairstow

Gatwick Airport has signed a new three-year deal with Haven Power to continue to supply it with 100% renewable electricity.

The companies say using renewable instead of conventional power saves the UK’s second largest airport enough carbon to fill Wembley Stadium five times.

Gatwick claims it was among the world’s first airports to achieve 100% carbon neutrality last year.

Paul Sheffield, Chief Operating Officer at Haven Power, said: “Our partnership with Gatwick clearly demonstrates that sustainability isn’t out of reach for businesses – it is a shining example of what can be achieved.

“The use of renewable energy by UK businesses is increasing as companies become more ambitious in terms of reducing their carbon footprint, but also because of the potential cost benefits of using renewables and embracing energy efficiency programmes.”

Plastic straws are no longer available in any food and drink outlets at London City Airport.

Latest Podcast