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United Kingdom,United States : MARS to only use Renewable Energy to power UK Plants.

Mars Inc has confirmed it will just use renewable energy to power its UK plants.

By a collaboration with Dutch energy firm Eneco, Mars' 12 UK sites will be powered via a new 20-turbine, 60 megawatt wind ranch in Moy, Scotland.

Mars said the power produced s equivalent to that utilized by 34,000 average UK families, or to make adequate Maltesers to fill 166 Olympic-size swimming pools each year.

The Dolmio possessor is focusing to make its international operations completely carbon-neutral by 2040. After a pact in 2014, a wind ranch in Lamesa, Texas generates the equal of 100% of the electricity needed to power the firm's complete US operations.

Barry Parkin, chief sustainability and health and wellbeing officer for Mars, said the initiative was scheduled part of the company's "innovative and long-term approach to achieving our goal to be a successful and sustainable business for generations to come".

Parkin added: ""We're not there yet, but we recognise all businesses have a responsibility to tackle climate change and we hope our partnership with Eneco at Moy will encourage other companies to take steps to reduce their own carbon footprint through renewable energy. Working together, government and industry can move the needle on climate change. We're proud that the brands that we make here will now be manufactured using renewable electricity, and that we are reducing our carbon footprint in the UK and around the world. Moy will contribute significantly to our effort to eliminate fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from our global operations by 2040."

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Date:May 13, 2016
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