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Electric Ireland and Cork Airport have today announced a deal to see the airport switch to 100% green electricity. Pictured: L-R Bill Daly, Head of Asset Care, Cork Airport, Dorothy Coffey, General Manager, Operations & Safety, Cork Airport, Danny Mills, Electric Ireland, Customer Relationship Manager and Cormac Murphy, Director of Energy Services, Cork Airport. Credit: Clare Keogh
Electric Ireland and Cork Airport have today announced a deal to see the airport switch to 100% green electricity. Pictured: L-R Bill Daly, Head of Asset Care, Cork Airport, Dorothy Coffey, General Manager, Operations & Safety, Cork Airport, Danny Mills, Electric Ireland, Customer Relationship Manager and Cormac Murphy, Director of Energy Services, Cork Airport. Credit: Clare Keogh
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Cork Airport makes eco-friendly change by switching to 100% green energy

Cork Airport has today made huge strides toward becoming more eco-friendly as it announced it will switch to 100% green energy.

The new deal with Electric Ireland will see eight million kilowatts of green electricity per year supplied to the airport.

This latest investment is part of the airport’s push to grow its business in a sustainable manner.

While passenger numbers are expected to increase by over 8% this year, Cork Airport remains on course to continuously reduce energy consumption year on year since 2009.

 The switch to 100% green electricity forms part of Cork Airport’s sustainability strategy and Carbon Management Plan. Pictured: Danny Mills, Electric Ireland, Customer Relationship Manager, Dorothy Coffey, General Manager, Operations & Safety, Cork Airport, Cormac Murphy, Director of Energy Services, Cork Airport and Bill Daly, Head of Asset Care, Cork Airport. Credit: Clare Keogh

The switch to 100% green electricity forms part of Cork Airport’s sustainability strategy and Carbon Management Plan. Pictured: Danny Mills, Electric Ireland, Customer Relationship Manager, Dorothy Coffey, General Manager, Operations & Safety, Cork Airport, Cormac Murphy, Director of Energy Services, Cork Airport and Bill Daly, Head of Asset Care, Cork Airport. Credit: Clare Keogh

Commenting on the new deal, Bill Daly, Head of Asset Care at Cork Airport, said:

"Cork Airport has previously won the SEAI Public Sector Sustainable Energy Award and we are currently achieving an annual energy consumption reduction of 48% from a 2006-2009 baseline, independently validated through the SEAI Monitoring and Reporting Programme. 

"We are fully committed to developing environmental standards in all areas of our business in order to ensure a safe and efficient airport facility. 

"Switching to 100% green energy is a further endorsement of our sustainability agenda at Cork Airport."

Dermot McArdle, Head of Business Markets for Electric Ireland, said: 

"We are committed to assisting businesses in meeting their sustainability objectives through significant changes to 100% green electricity. 

"As Ireland’s leading electricity, gas and energy supplier to large energy users, Electric Ireland has proven experience in helping users such as Cork Airport. 

"Our competitive pricing has also allowed Cork Airport to easily make this switch."