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The Legal Renewables Initiative

Join leading LSA firms and make the commitment to

getting to 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Introduction

Inspired by and modelled in part upon RE100, the LSA Legal Renewables Initiative Getting To 100% asks members to make a commitment to switching their UK offices and premises to certified 100% renewable electricity by 2025.  The initiative is supported by Good Energy.

Many LSA members have policies and practices in place around energy use and carbon reduction so the next logical step is to focus on renewable supply and to work towards our collective Net Zero goals as a nation through adopting renewable tariffs for domestic energy supply.

Good Energy was founded over two decades ago to give businesses a way to be part of a practical solution to climate change. They match 100% of the electricity your business uses over a year with power bought directly from their community of over 1,700 independent renewable generators across Britain.

They have been our energy partner since we started the Legal Renewables Initiative over five years ago, helping organisations within the legal sector to decarbonise with clean energy supply and services.

Here’s how Good Energy can help you cut your carbon emissions with 100% renewable electricity:

  • Switch to renewable electricity– Easily reduce your environmental impact. Choose power that works with the planet, rather than against it.
  • Get paid more for your power – Sell your power to Good Energy through a PPA contract or join the tens of thousands of customers who choose Good Energy for FiT administration.
  • Install solar panels for more energy independence – Shield your business from the impact of high wholesale energy prices by generating some of your power onsite
For a useful starter guide on energy tariffs check out this blog from The Energy Saving Trust.

Avoid greenwashing

LSA members may already be on green tariffs provided by large energy suppliers, which is great and definitely a step in the right direction.

However, some of these tariffs are not what they seem – they may not be wholly sourced from renewables. Some providers buy energy which has been sold and recertified on the wholesale market so is not from 100% renewable sources. If you are purchasing a green tariff from a mainstream company, the majority of whose supply is from fossil fuel sources, then you may be better switching to a fully renewable company.

To find out about greenwashing and to make sure your tariff isn’t brown badged as green check out the facts click here

How to join the Legal Renewables Initiative

Joining is easy. All you need to do is:

  • Make a public commitment to going 100% renewable for your electricity supply for UK locations and offices by 2025 – preferably from a 100% renewables energy company
  • Demonstrate a willingness to share green energy ideas and information with staff and employees to encourage shifting attitudes at home as well as at work
  • Focus your organisation on energy saving and reduced consumption to help drive down carbon and climate impacts
  • Be a member of the LSA

The benefits

As part of this initiative LSA members can benefit from:

  • Advice and information around energy saving, reducing consumption and awareness raising through the LSA – including seminars and events
  • The opportunity to use ‘Legal Renewables Initiative’ branding and logo on your website and internal communications
  • A clear commitment to green energy that shows your staff, stakeholders and clients that you are serious about reducing your climate impact

 

Firms who have joined the LRI to date:

Abrahams  •  Akin Gump LLP  •  Allen & Overy  •  Bates Wells  • Blaser Mills Law  •  Bristows  •  Burges Salmon  •  Clark  •  Clyde & Co  •  Deighton Pierce Glynn  •  DLA Piper  •  Doughty Street Chambers  •  Eversheds Sutherland  •  Gowling WLG Herbert Smith Freehills  •  Irwin Mitchell  •  Kitsons  •  Linklaters  •  Loosemores  Solicitors  •  Macfarlanes  •  Minter Ellison  •  Moore Blatch  •  Murgitroyd • Oxygen House  •  Penningtons  •  Peters & Peters Solicitors  •  Slaughter and May •  Shoosmiths  Taylor Wessing • TLT

The Legal Renewables Initiative sign up form

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