19 Jul '12, 12pm

We need more of this! Sainsbury's announces major programme to tap geothermal energy at 100 stores

Sainsbury's has pledged to power 100 of its supermarkets with underground renewable heat, after signing a deal with E.on and Geothermal International as part of efforts to slash its carbon emissions by 2020. The supermarket chain announced two partnerships today that will see car parks in 100 of its larger stores kitted out with both geothermal power plants and ground source heat pumps designed to provide heating, hot water and cooling to stores. FURTHER READING EDF fires starting pistol on smart metered Olympics CBI voices “mounting frustration” over delay to renewables subsidy decision E.on has partnered with Sainsbury's to drill the boreholes for the geothermal technology that has already been piloted by Greenfield Energy at the Crayford store in south east London. Greenfield uses a "geo-exchange" technology that reduces the amount of space needed for the technology abo...

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