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John Lewis Partnership signs renewable energy deal with SmartestEnergy

A new energy supply deal with John Lewis willl require SmartestEnergy to supply over380 Waitrose and John Lewis sites with 100 per cent renewable electricity.

John Lewis Partnership director of property services Nigel Keen said: “As a responsible retailer, the Partnership aims to source sustainably across its supply chains and this agreement provides us with full transparency over where our energy is coming from.

“Working with SmartestEnergy means we can support independent renewable generators and contribute to progress towards the UK’s target for 15 per cent of energy demand to be met from renewable sources by 2020.”

SmartestEnergy CEO Robert Groves said: “This represents our biggest contract to date and is a real vote of confidence in our abilities as an independent supplier to meet the energy needs of one of the UK’s most respected high street names.

“We have worked very closely with the Partnership’s energy buying team over the past six months and been very impressed both with their approach to sustainability and genuine interest in the energy entrepreneurs we work with.”

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