Irish Sea project helps Lego hit 100% renewable energy target

It's passed the milestone three years ahead of schedule...

Lego has hit its target of balancing 100% of its energy use with energy from renewable sources a full three years ahead of schedule.

The company has spent over 6 billion Danish Krone (over €800m) on two offshore wind farms, including a 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea off the coast of Liverpool.

That facility went live last week and will provide electricity for more than 230,000 British households.

Bali Padda, CEO of the Lego Group commented on the initiative: "We work to leave a positive impact on the planet and I am truly excited about the inauguration of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm.

"This development means we have now reached the 100% renewable energy milestone three years ahead of target. Together with our partners, we intend to continue investing in renewable energy to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow."

To celebrate the passing of this target, and to "raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy," the group has built the world’s largest Lego brick wind turbine.

It used 146,000 blocks and secured a new Guinness World Record.

The company worked with the WWF Climate Savers programme to achieve this goal.

Last year the toymaker used more than 360-gigawatt hours of energy as it produced 5 billion Lego bricks.