Supermarket giant Tesco opened its first zero carbon supermarket in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. It was built with sustainable wood, LED lighting and a combined heat and power plant using renewable fuel.
Terry Leahy, CEO of Tesco said: “We want to cut our own carbon footprint and help suppliers and customers do the same. We’ll be a zero carbon business by 2050 but only by working with our suppliers and others across the industry.”
Tesco then announced that it will spend more than £100m with UK green technology companies. It is hoped that this will safeguard or create thousands of jobs and boost the economy.