M&S and npower sign renewable energy deal

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Marks & Spencer (M&S) and npower have signed the second biggest renewable energy contract in the UK's retail sector.

The six-year deal will see the electricity firm supply M&S with 2.6 terawatts of renewable energy from April of this year.

npower will be responsible for providing all M&S's retail outlets and offices with electricity.

The deal, which will see the electricity generated from green sources such as wind farms and hydroelectric plants, is part of M&S's Plan A, which will see the retailer become carbon neutral by reducing its energy usage and using offsetting as a last resort.

Richard Gillies, director of Plan A at M&S, said: "Not only does it significantly move us towards our goal of using 100 per cent renewable electricity across our stores and offices, it also strengthens our market-leading commitment to encouraging small third-party generators."

In related news, M&S is attempting to renegotiate supply contracts to reduce the impact of the weakening pound on its business.

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