The Cobo Balcony Gigs took an environmentally conscious step forward, with the Little Green Energy Company powering the final event using solar power generated from the company’s Homefield site.
The Balcony Gigs have become a major part of Guernsey’s summer and JT has been a partner for over a decade, helping to bring live music to islanders and visitors. In keeping with the Cobo Bay Hotel’s environmental policy and JT’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral, JT teamed up with the Little Green Energy Company to livestream the popular gig around the world using its solar photo voltaic energy system.
This joint Carbon Offset initiative used locally generated renewable solar energy to offset the electricity used at the Balcony Gigs with savings of around 200kg of CO2e (Carbon Dioxide equivalent) to benefit the local community.
Gill Knights, JT Group General Counsel & Head of Sustainability, said: “We have been proud partners of Guernsey’s balcony gigs for many years and we are delighted that we are able to power the finale using renewable energy. JT’s purpose is to connect our customers to their sustainable future, so it was fitting that we linked up with Little Green to offset the event in a unique way whilst supporting the environmental commitments we have made to our Islands.”
As part of JT’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality in all its operations, the Little Green Energy Company was the natural choice to partner with. JT has been using locally generated renewable energy to offset the electricity it’s used at previous Cobo Balcony Gigs. It is hoped that as further renewable energy initiatives are developed, all the events JT holds in the island will be carbon neutral.