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Portico, the logistics provider and international cargo terminal based at Portsmouth International Port, can now verify that its entire electricity supply is sourced from renewable sources.

As the international climate conference COP28 takes place in Dubai, everyone’s focus is on how they can reduce carbon emissions. Portico is committed to developing and implementing sustainable practices that reduce its carbon footprint, minimise waste and pollution, and support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

To help Portico reach its goal, the electricity supply at the terminal now has Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certification, which is an important step towards its carbon neutrality ambitions. The REGO scheme provides transparency to consumers about the proportion of electricity that suppliers source from renewable electricity.

The certificate itself acts like a ‘birth certificate’ for a unit of energy produced from a renewable source, so is definitive proof of how this green energy has been generated.

Martin Davies, head of facilities and deputy general manager at Portico said:

“We’ve developed a clear roadmap which sets out what we need to achieve to reach our carbon neutral goals, so I’m delighted we can document that our electricity is from 100% renewable sources, meaning we can accurately assess our carbon footprint.

“In addition, as we move towards using more electricity across the site for our plant and machinery, it’s important for us to know that we’re not contributing to carbon emissions further up the chain where the electricity is generated.”

You can find out more about Portico’s sustainability plans at porticoshipping.com/sustainability