Tesco and Low Carbon Announce Major New Sustainable Energy Project with the Creation of Three New Solar Farms by 2021


13 November 2020 – Tesco has announced a major new green electricity project that will see it sourcing renewable energy from three solar farms.

The project, in partnership with renewable energy investor, Low Carbon, will see the creation of three solar farms in Essex, Anglesey and Oxfordshire. The solar farms will generate up to 130GWh of energy per year, enough to power 44,828 three-bedroom homes, helping Tesco procure renewable energy with additionality for the grid. The work is part of the retailer’s commitment to use 100 per cent renewable electricity across the Tesco Group by 2030* and will save 30,308 tonnes of CO2 per year, the equivalent of taking 14,457 cars off the road.


Low Carbon invited to become a Nominator for The Earthshot Prize as the search for the first winners begins


Today, the search for the first winners of The Earthshot Prize begins. Launched just a few weeks ago, The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, aiming to find new solutions to the world’s biggest environmental problems. Low Carbon is proud to have been invited to become a Nominator for the Prize – one of over 100 organisations from across the world invited to submit nominations, selected for our ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses.

Together, the five Earthshots, – ‘Protect and restore nature’, ‘Clean our air’, ‘Revive our oceans’, ‘Build a waste-free world’ and ‘Fix our climate’, aim to generate new ways of thinking, as well as new technologies, systems, policies and solutions.


Low Carbon have been named an official Nominator for The Earthshot Prize, launched today by Prince William


Today marks the launch of The Earthshot Prize – the most prestigious global environment prize in history, incentivising worldwide change with a decade of action to repair our planet.

As an organisation which shares values and ambitions with this ground-breaking initiative, we are extremely excited to announce that we are an official Nominator for the initiative. The Prize will support the global effort to protect and restore the environment while also turning the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, highlighting the ability of human ingenuity to bring about change.