Target announced last week that its US operations—stores, distribution centers, offices, and all other facilities—would get 100% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
Toward that end, it announced agreements to purchase power from the planned Lone Tree Wind Project in Illinois and Sand Fork Solar Project in Texas. Those agreements will help enable construction of the facilities, which together will generate approximately 556 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually. That's enough to power 280 Target stores for a year.
Target also plans to have rooftop solar panels on 500 of its locations by next year. It is adding electric vehicle charging stations at more than 100 of its sites. And it has reduced energy usage by 10% by switching to LED lights in nearly all of its more than 1,800 stores.
Renewable energy is the future. Large corporations like Target can afford to make such big moves in that direction.
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