Target aims for 100% renewable energy

US retailer Target aims to source 100% renewable energy for its domestic operations. It is part of its wider climate policy, which includes reducing emissions from its facilities by 25% by 2025 by ramping up its use of solar and wind power. It also aims to increase the energy efficiency of heating and lighting in […]

M&S signs power deal with waste firm

British retailer Marks & Spencer has signed a deal to get green energy from an anaerobic digestion plant. The power supply deal – known as a Power Purchase Agreement or PPA – means M&S will get 30,000 megawatt hours (MWh) worth of electricity from waste management firm Shanks. That’s enough to power 20 of its […]

British retailer makes huge energy savings

British retailer Matalan has cut its energy usage by 18% by managing its consumption using a wireless technology. It installed the Building Energy Management System that controls and monitors a building’s lighting, heating and cooling in 155 stores, which helped the firm save more than £760,000 in its energy bills. Matalan plans to roll-out the […]

Co-op to recycle all waste from UK food stores

Food retailer The Co-operative Group has pledged to divert all waste away from landfill from more than 2,800 of its stores in the UK. It is rolling out a new recycling scheme, which aims to recycle, convert into energy or reuse more than 34,000 tonnes of food store waste every year. Food waste, which makes […]

M&S first retailer to go carbon neutral

Marks & Spencer says it is the first retailer in the UK to achieve the holy grail of carbon cutting – it has become carbon neutral. A report from the British high-street brand shows all operated stores, offices, warehouses and delivery fleets in the UK and Ireland have been certified as being carbon neutral. This […]