Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest beer maker, plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
The move will require shifting 6 terawatt-hours of electricity from fossil-fuel plants to wind, solar and other renewable sources, the Leuven, Belgium-based company said in a statement Tuesday. That’s almost enough to power all of Spain for a month.
The company’s announcement comes the same day U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to unravel rules to combat climate change, including cutting power-sector emissions. The timing was a coincidence, according to A-B InBev CEO Carlos Alves De Brito. Fighting climate change with renewable energy is good for the bottom line, he said.
“This has no political connotations at all,” Brito said. “We just think this is good for our business and the environment.”
A-B InBev plans to generate as much as 25 percent of its electricity itself, including by installing solar panels on its facilities. The company will buy the rest directly from wind and solar farms.
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