Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house

2nd February, 2016 by Lauren Eads

Champagne Drappier has laid claim to being the first Champagne house to reduce its carbon footprint to zero after a 10-year effort.

Champagne Drappier’s solar panels in Urville, France

To date, 45% of the electricity used by the House is produced by solar panels, with the house dedicating itself to sourcing sustainable energies over the past decade. By 2017 that number will increase to 75%. The producer avoids using air conditioning in its cellars by utilising a free cooling system, with isolated air conditioning systems strategically used throughout the property.

Further offsetting its carbon footprint, Drappier has recently invested in a wind turbine company in India and, as of Janaury 2016, claims to be the first Champagne House in the world to have reduced their carbon emissions to a net zero carbon….

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One Response to “Drappier ‘first’ carbon neutral Champagne house”

  1. Renos Ross says:

    The science on wind farms show lots of negatives. Firstly, the energy needed to produce the blades is substantial, and when they fail – and they do often the replacement cost is significant. Will Dappier benefit from the electricity generated in India (and cheap labour used exploiting workers)? Is this just a feel good moment. As someone also involved in the wine industry I would never ever have a wind farm near or on my site nor would I invest in that extravagance.

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