Mars is the latest company to choose to generate its own electricity rather than continue to rely upon the UK’s increasingly creaky National Grid. Its deal with windfarm generator Eneco means that all 12 Mars plants in the UK will be powered by renewable energy. Keith Findlay at Energy Voice explains:
“Mars, whose products range from chocolate bars and chewing gum to pet food, said yesterday power supplied through the 10-year deal with windfarm operator Eneco UK would make enough of its Maltesers to fill about 1,660 Olympic-sized swimming pools.”
The news that Mars is switching to renewables comes on the heels of last week’s news that supermarket giant Sainsbury’s currently runs ten of its supermarkets on electricity generated from biomass, and is seeking to generate all of its electricity in future.