Green Biofuels help UK festivals cut emissions
Green Biofuels are helping UK festivals including Glastonbury, save over 300 tonnes of C02 this summer by supplying them with GREEND+ Biofuel.
Hay Festival is also amongst the festivals that have decided to use GREEND+ biofuel in 2019 to help reduce their environmental footprint.
both public and private sectors to increase efforts to cut emissions fast, festivals being no exception.
Diesel and the Events Industry
Festivals require a lot of energy and often rely heavily on diesel powered generators to keep the lights and music on, not to mention the energy used to transport equipment to and from the site.
A recent report revealing the public health impact of the UK festival and events industry found that the emissions from the 380m litres of diesel used to power UK events releases 1.2m tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, approximately the same level of emissions as the European island country of Malta releases per year.
The Green D alternative
Our GREEND+ biofuel can be used in regular diesel engines without modification, making it an ideal and immediate solution for large fleets of diesel vehicles or generators to reduce harmful emissions, without huge expense. So far in 2019, Green Biofuels customers have saved an impressive 19,000 tonnes of carbon.
Green Biofuels welcome the UK’s recent commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, however as it stands, we are not on track to achieve this. We call on Government, local authorities and businesses to use biofuels in fleet vehicles as it offers an immediate reduction in harmful carbon emissions.
We are now making steps towards a cleaner future, but there is a gap between the highly polluting diesel of today and the electric fleets of tomorrow. We can’t afford to wait. If the entire UK events sector were to switch to GREEND+ Biofuel in place of diesel for example, over 1million tonnes of CO2 would be saved.
Following the UK government’s recent declaration of a climate emergency and a commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the pressure is now on for