In the near future, when you drink a beer from Anheuser-Busch InBev you will be doing both yourself and the environment a favor.
By the year 2025, AB InBev will power all of its operation using renewable resources like sun and wind. It’s a big task for such a big company that reportedly uses 6 terawatt hours of electricity on fossil fuels. According to Bloomberg, that’s almost as much energy used by Spain, in a month.
In their detailed plan, AB InBev states that 15-25% of its electricity will come from their own solar panels while the rest of the renewable energy will be outsourced.
AB InBev made this announcement on the same day that Donald Trump signed an executive order making the regulations for climate change more lenient. Some saw the decision by AB Inbev as an attack on the Trump administration but AB InBev Chief Executive Officer Carlos Alves De Brito states that the timing was simply a coincidence.
“This has no political connotations at all.” Brito said. “We just think this is good for our business and the environment.”
“Climate change has profound implications for our company and for the communities where we live and work,” Brito said. “Cutting back on fossil fuels is good for the environment and good for business, and we are committed to helping drive positive change. We have the opportunity to play a leading role in the battle against climate change by purchasing energy in a more sustainable way.”