Tesco supremo Sir Terry Leahy claims company will carry out more community consultation and consider wind turbines.

Supermarket giant Tesco has unveiled plans to build environmentally-friendly shops and investigate installing wind turbines on its stores.

Chief executive Sir Terry Leahy last week told a conference that the chain would aim to halve the average energy used in its buildings by 2010.

He added that from 2007, local communities would be consulted before new stores are built, and promised to reduce deliveries to Tesco Express stores.

He said that the plan was not "high-blown rhetoric but solid, practical Tesco changes", according to the Independent on Sunday.

Leahy also told the Work Foundation think-tank that the firm would make its carrier bags bio-degradable and would aim to cut the use of bags by a quarter.