Mawsons goes sustainable

By Brayden May

MAWSONS is doing everything possible to reduce its carbon footprint.

The local supplier of concrete and quarry products have switched 100 per cent of their mains to a combination of solar, wind and hydro powered systems at 50 sites across regional Victoria and southern NSW.

Mawsons’ managing director John Mawson said he was proud to see the changes being put in place.

“We believe that this is the right thing for us to do and that now is the right time to do it,” he said.

“Anything that helps to reduce global warming and lower the chances of drought and bushfires in the future is well worthwhile.

“We also believe in helping local industries to grow and the renewable power sector is a major investor and employer in regional Australia.”

From September 1, all of Mawsons’ electricity supply will come through European company Engie, whose Australian division owns renewable energy facilities across the country.

“While renewable power is a little more expensive now, we expect that its costs will continue to come down,” Mr Mawson said.

“We also have a program installing solar collector panels across many of our sites.”

Mr Mawson said he expected additional sustainable power to be fed back into the grid because of the change which could help product prices also reduce in future.

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