BRIEF – 12 November 2009 – The chief executive of leading UK supermarket Sainsbury’s  Justin King says fridges in supermarkets are huge emitters of CO2, both through the energy they consume and the refrigerants used to run them.

He also called on the UK Government to tackle the lack of trained workers with green skills who could help implement more environmentally friendly policies.

Mr King was speaking at the Environment Agency conference on 9 November and told delegates that his company planned to switch to CO2 refrigeration technology in all stores by 2030 and had earmarked the first 135 stores for conversion by 2014.

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