Carrefour sells green electricity

BRUSSELS: Carrefour Belgium has become the first retailer in Europe to start selling electricity entirely from renewable energy sources. The green electricity, called Energie EcoPlanet, comes from sources including wind power, biomass or biogas and water power. The initiative is supported by the European Commission as part of its Sustainable Energy for Europe programme. Costing the same as standard electricity, Carrefour said Energie EcoPlanet was a step forward in the development of its brand.