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The Restaurant Group inks deal to run its kitchens on green energy

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The Restaurant Group has entered into a green gas contract with TotalEnergies Gas & Power as part of its sustainability strategy.

The deal means that all TRG’s directly controlled supplies of electricity, gas and LPG used in its Wagamama, Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito divisions will be from renewable sources.

The move is a key part of TRG’s sustainability strategy and roadmap to achieving carbon net zero across its entire value chain by 2035.

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James Taylor, head of sustainability and environmental purchasing at The Restaurant Group, said the contract was a “major milestone” in the brand’s quest to reduce its carbon footprint.

“By moving to renewable cleaner sources for all our directly controlled supplies of electricity, gas and LPG, this means we are well on track for reducing emissions from our owned or controlled sources,” he said.

“This announcement will enable us to now focus our efforts on identifying and implementing reductions in our Scope 3 footprint. We recognise there is more work to do, but are delighted to be playing a major role in sector-wide plans to reduce emissions.”

The contract means that all restaurants on the Green Gas contract will have 100% of their consumption backed by RGGOs (Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin).

RGGO certificates guarantee that for every KWh of gas consumed from the grid, an equivalent volume of biomethane has been injected.

Alongside Green Gas, TRG also uses TotalEnergies Gas & Power’s Pure Green power, with 100% of the consumption for their sites backed by an equivalent volume of REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) – only from wind, solar and hydro sources.

TotalEnergies is aiming to become one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies by the end of this decade.

The company already has major renewables projects underway in the UK, with offshore wind farms in England, Scotland and Wales.

TotalEnergies’ existing projects have a combined capacity of up to 3GW, and globally the company aims to have 100GW of generating capacity by 2030.

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