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By Max Boon
Nov 26, 2018

Ecotricity, Britain’s greenest energy company, has launched a new partnership with the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), which will encourage the foodservice industry to make smart decisions about how they power their businesses as part of an ongoing drive to work more sustainably.

The food we eat accounts for roughly a quarter of all manmade greenhouse gases emissions, more than all of the world’s transport combined. With a fifth of all meals eaten out of the home, the restaurant industry has a huge role to play in combatting climate change.

The SRA works with over 8,000 member sites within the food service industry, from high end, fine dining Michelin-starred restaurants to high street, street-food and workplace canteens – providing them with the tools and inspiration to serve customers a better food future.

The partnership kicks off with a roundtable event today (26 November) at the SRA’s HQ in London, where Ecotricity is giving SRA members the chance to find out everything they need to know about green energy: how to identify genuinely green energy, how it works, how to switch and the key questions to ask suppliers.

The two organisations will also work together to develop a range of resources covering those topics, to help businesses make an informed decision about switching their energy supply, which is one of the most significant changes an operator can make to lower its carbon footprint.

Juliane Caillouette-Noble, development director of the SRA, said: “The UK foodservice sector emits more greenhouse gases than Costa Rica. So, we are really excited to be collaborating with Ecotricity to provide our members with clear, practical, timely and relevant information to help them make the right decisions about their energy supply.”

Dale Vince, Ecotricity founder, said: “We are pleased to be working with the SRA and look forward to helping restaurants across the country switch to green energy and help them on their journey to making this a greener Britain.”

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