BMW Pledges to Use Solely Renewable Energy Starting with 2020

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On the occasion of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, the BMW Group announced significant innovations in its energy strategy. As of 2020, the company will source only electricity from renewable sources worldwide.

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This electricity sector strategy could save wallets and ecosystems

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Indigenous lands can be ground zero for a wind energy boom

Article | February 10, 2020

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Key Benefits of Implementing AI in the Energy Industry

Article | February 10, 2020

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