Initiative Launched to Reduce CO2 Emissions In Belgian Retail Sector
The Belgian trade federation, Comeos, has teamed up with multinational electric utility company ENGIE, on an initiative that aims to reduce CO2 emissions generated by the retail sector, through the promotion of solar energy and energy efficient solutions for the trade.
The collaboration will see solar energy promoted among Comeos members, as well as increased efforts to determine the most energy efficient solutions for members.
The work follows an undertaking by businesses in the Bruxelles-Capitale region, to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2025, and to double current renewable energy production by 2020.
The production of solar energy is not only a benefit for our environment and the preservation of our climate, but also a real economic opportunity," said Belgium's environment minister, Céline Fremault.
"I am delighted to see that the retail sector […] is seizing the opportunity to realise savings on its energy bill while reducing its ecological footprint."
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