Law firm advises Marks & Spencer on landmark deal

Nick Churchward

Nick Churchward

 

Energy sector lawyers from Burges Salmon, which has an office in Bristol, have advised Marks & Spencer (M&S) in relation to its sector leading use of biomethane.

M&S will become the first retailer in the UK to purchase Biomethane Gas Certificates.

It is a move that will lower its carbon footprint by over 6,400 tonnes, following completion of a deal with biogas plant construction and operation specialist Future Biogas.

The biomethane will be sourced from the Vulcan Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant near Doncaster, which is operated by Future Biogas.

Energy partner Nick Churchward led the team advising M&S and was assisted by Climate Change and Emissions Markets senior associate Rachel Blackburn and Energy associate Sam Sandilands.

Nick comments:“We are delighted to have advised M&S on this its first green gas deal.

“M&S’s approach to energy contracting is not only successfully delivering its ambitious Plan A commitments, but also really helping to shape the way large corporates buy renewable energy, and we are proud to be a part of that.”

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