Walmart Ups Renewable Energy Six-Fold
Apr 15, 2013 - sustainablebusiness.com
Walmart made another announcement about its path to 100% renewable energy.
"More than ever, we know that our goal to be supplied 100 percent by renewable energy is the right goal and that marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful," says Mike Duke, CEO.
When fully implemented, Walmart expects to save more than $1 billion a year on energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases the equivalent of taking 1.5 million cars off the road.
In 2012 alone, Walmart added nearly 100 renewable energy projects, bringing the total nearly 300 (mostly solar).
Since Walmart first targeted 100% renewables in 2005, it has installed or purchased enough renewable energy to supply 21% of its buildings' total electricity and 17% of buildings' total energy use, enough for a US city of 250,000 people.
Last year, Walmart completed its biggest solar system to date - 3.3 MW on a distribution center near Phoenix, Arizona, producing 30% of its electricity.