O2 Ireland today announced a €6m agreement with Energia to source green energy for its complete electricity needs in Ireland.
The deal will lead to a reduction of more than 240,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of removing 60,000 cars from Irish roads.
Under the agreement, Energia will supply all sites controlled by O2 throughout the country, including all O2 retail outlets and O2 masts.
A programme to switch over all O2 sites to green energy, including O2’s headquarters in Dublin’s docklands and its customer care centre in Limerick, was completed at the end of March 2007.
“In O2, with a nationwide communications network, we are keen to ensure that the manner in which we conduct our business is environmentally sustainable,” said 02 director Tony Hanway.
“In conjunction with Energia, we have already completed the switchover to green energy.
“Other environmental initiatives we operate include a robust waste management system to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and increase our recycling rates year on year.”
Energia supplies power to businesses, commercial and industrial markets and currently has a 25% share of the business electricity market on an all-island basis.
The company recently agreed contracts worth around €500m to underpin the construction of 15 new wind farms in Ireland, due for completion between 2007 and 2009.