Anheuser-Busch switches to renewable electricity in the US

The American brewer Anheuser-Busch is set to buy entirely renewable electricity by 2021 after signing the largest solar power purchase agreement (PPA) of any US beverage company. Coupled with its Budweiser Wind Farm in Billings, Oklahoma, the move will allow Anheuser-Busch to reach 100% renewable electricity in the US four years ahead of its 2025 goal. It will also enable parent company AB InBev to achieve 50% renewable electricity globally – a step toward its 100% goal in the RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.…

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New Ørsted survey reveals 73% of UK consumers would choose retailers that use renewable energy

A new survey by Ørsted has revealed that 73% of UK consumers would choose products from companies that use renewable energy over those that don’t. The consumer attitudes survey was conducted on behalf of global offshore wind leader and business energy retailer Ørsted. The survey explores attitudes towards the purchase of goods from supermarkets, as well as food and beverages, clothing, electronics and beauty products. Ørsted commissioned the survey to gain a greater understanding of the influence of renewable energy on purchasing decisions, and how it can drive the behaviour of…

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ACORE Sets Investment Goal of $1 Trillion by 2030 for U.S. Renewables

The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a national business group made up of companies that finance, develop, manufacture and use all forms of renewable energy, announced the launch of a new campaign that aims to reach $1 trillion in new U.S. private sector investment in renewable energy and enabling grid technologies by 2030. Through $1T 2030: The American Renewable Investment Goal, the country’s major providers of capital for energy infrastructure projects have now come together in a coordinated effort to accelerate the investment and deployment of renewable power as…

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L’Oréal USA announces innovative approach to achieve carbon neutrality by 2019

On March 1st, L’Oréal USA announced its plans to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for all 21 of its U.S. manufacturing and distribution facilities with a financially sustainable approach, that could potentially serve as a model to support new renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the future. The company currently has 17 renewable energy installations across the country, including large on-site solar arrays in Arkansas Kentucky as well as wind turbines in Texas. In order to reach this milestone, L’Oréal USA is adding to its diversified energy portfolio with RNG…

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Over 100 global cities get majority of electricity from renewables

Cities are increasingly reporting that they are powered by renewable electricity, according to data published today by CDP. The global environmental impact non-profit CDP, holds information from over 570 of the world’s cities and names over 100 now getting at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, solar and wind. The list includes large cities such as Auckland (New Zealand); Nairobi (Kenya); Oslo (Norway); Seattle (USA) and Vancouver (Canada), and is more than double the 40 cities who reported that they were powered by at…

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