Subway franchisees will be given the chance to use 100% green electricity in their stores following the extension of a deal with Scottish Power to procure energy produced by wind farms.

More than 870 Subway stores have signed up tot eh energy deal, which will save more than 30,000 tonnes of carbon each year, since it was introduced last year.

It is part of the Subway brand commitment to improving its energy and sustainability credentials that includes the development of its first eco-store at a retail park in Telford.

The store on Wrekin Retail Park near Wellington in Telford, Shropshire is the first of its kind to feature photovoltaic panels on the roof to generate electricity for the store and had a heating and cooling system built into its design.

James Fleck, Subway’s development agent for the Five Counties, said: “We have been considering a location in the Wrekin Retail Park for quite some time and are thrilled to be a part of the ground-breaking Eco-Pod building. One of the most exciting elements for me is the unique air-flow system which keeps the building cool in summer and warm in winter, creating a wonderful place for our customers to sit, relax and enjoy their breakfast, lunch or dinner.”