Walmart and Schneider Electric Announce Groundbreaking Collaboration to Help Suppliers Access Renewable Energy

Walmart Inc. and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced a new collaboration that will provide increased access to renewable energy for Walmart’s U.S.-based suppliers, enabling them to lead on climate action. The groundbreaking initiative, called the Gigaton PPA (GPPA) Program, is designed to educate Walmart suppliers about renewable energy purchases and accelerate renewable energy adoption by participating suppliers through aggregate power purchase agreements (PPA). The program directly supports Walmart’s Project Gigaton, which aims to avoid one gigaton (one billion metric tons)…

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Zalando Commits to Renewable Energy

As the leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle in Europe, Zalando is part of one of the most polluting industries. To become part of the solution instead of feeding into the problem, Zalando has committed to a net-zero carbon footprint. To achieve that, Zalando are compensating all CO2 emissions from our own operations, deliveries and returns that are not yet eliminated by operational improvements such as more sustainable packaging or delivery options, via offsetting. An important pillar of reducing Zalando’s impact on the climate as much as possible is…

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eBay Teams Up with Apple, Samsung Austin Semiconductor and Sprint on a Renewable Energy Project

eBay has announced a joint agreement to purchase renewable energy with three other tech companies—Apple, Samsung and Sprint. The new project, called a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), will support Apex Clean Energy’s White Mesa Wind Project in Crockett County, Texas, and will generate 75 megawatts of clean energy, which is the equivalent energy needed to power 20,000 homes.  Collaborative renewable energy purchase agreements like this allow companies to pool their energy needs and collectively support large-scale renewable energy programs. The wind project is expected to come online in 2021 and will be…

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BHP targets 100 per cent renewable energy at Escondida and Spence operations and elimination of water usage from aquifers in Chile

BHP have announced four new renewable power agreements, to meet power demand for its Escondida and Spence copper operations in Chile. The new contracts will meet Escondida and Spence’s current energy needs and also contain flexibility to help manage future demand as well. BHP aims to supply Escondida and Spence’s energy requirements from 100 percent renewable energy sources from the mid-2020s. “These new renewable energy contracts will increase flexibility for our power portfolio and will ensure security of supply for our operations, while also reducing costs and displacing CO2 emissions,”…

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Diageo commits to a renewable future in Africa

Diageo is investing £180 million in renewable energy resources across its African sites to ensure its breweries are the most carbon and water efficient possible. This commitment represents Diageo’s largest environmental investment in a decade confirming our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and addressing climate change. Here are the highlights of what is happening: The investment will touch 11 of Diageo’s African brewing sites It will deliver new solar energy, biomass power and water recovery initiatives. It will bring new infrastructure designed to improve the long-term sustainability of Diageo’s…

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