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Investment in renewables makes Port carbon neutral

09 April 2015/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Ports, Maritime & Waterways


The Port of Milford Haven is proud to announce it has become carbon neutral, thanks to its investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

In spring 2014, the Port commissioned its 20,000 panel solar array at Liddeston Ridge adding to its 26 commercial roof-mounted arrays across the Port’s property portfolio. Combined, the projects are now creating enough electricity to offset 102% of 2014’s operational emissions. 

Figures for 2014 show that the amount of CO2e emissions from all of the Port’s own direct operations stood at 2,506.24 tonnes which were offset by the 2,563.14 tonnes of emissions saved from the generation of renewable energy.

Tim James, the Port’s Energy Manager, is delighted with this achievement. He said 'The productivity of the Port’s energy projects is one side of the green-house gas mass budget calculation. Since 2008, the Port has voluntarily tracked and openly reported on its operational emissions and it is through that hard work that we are able to target historic and more exciting future projects to offset and directly reduce our carbon footprint.' 

Commenting on the news, chief executive at the Port of Milford Haven Alec Don said 'The solar array is a shining example of how the Port is embracing renewable energy.  This is not just about solar power, though.  We want renewable energy to be a domestic industry for Pembrokeshire and therefore for Wales.  We are working closely with tidal and wave energy companies and Pembrokeshire’s very strong and high skill marine engineering sector to make Pembroke Port a fabrication and service centre for wave and tidal energy of all forms.  Becoming carbon neutral is a key demonstration of our commitment to the long term future of renewable energy and sustainable industry.' 

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