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Anheuser-Busch on track to hit renewable energy goal by 2021

June 07, 2019 / Jules Scully

Anheuser-Busch has announced that its entire portfolio of domestic beer brands in the US will be brewed with 100% renewable electricity from solar and wind power by 2021. Through a solar power purchase agreement with Recurrent Energy, the AB InBev subsidiary will purchase the renewable electricity credits from the energy delivered to the grid by a new solar energy facility being built in Pecos County, Texas. According to the brewer, the solar project marks the largest of its kind for any US beverage company and sees it reach its 100% renewable electricity target in the US four years ahead of its 2025 goal. The new solar energy facility will be fully operational by 2021 and is expected to generate 650-gigawatt hours of energy annually, allowing for the brewing of brands such as Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Busch by 100% renewable electricity. Last year, Anheuser-Busch launched its US 2025 Sustainability Goals, focused on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water...