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Zero Carbon certification for Scottish marina

Largs Yacht Haven, located on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland, has received a Zero Carbon certification guaranteeing 100% of its energy originates from renewable sources.

The certification, from Matt Wood, director of energy supply for Scottish Gas/British Gas, means Largs Yacht Haven is officially a ‘Zero Carbon’ business, with 100% of electricity supplied to the site backed by a mix of renewable guarantees of origin and nuclear declarations for the next two years.

“We all need to contribute to ensure our energy is sustainably sourced,” said Dave Hewitt, marina manager at Largs Yacht Haven. “By receiving this guarantee, we can not only ensure that the electricity used in our marina office comes from a renewable source, but this electricity is also supplied to all 700+ boats on our pontoons, our external lighting and boats around our boatyard.”

Largs Yacht Haven staff
Largs Yacht Haven staff, image credit Marc Turner

And he added that day-to-day operations and sustainability schemes are regularly scrutinised and examined by external partners such as British Marine, The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and The Green Blue.

The marina also partners with a wide range of initiatives such as the Native Oyster restoration project with sites under its pontoons and has recently installed additional EV charge points on-site.

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