Walmart Releases Global Responsibility Report, Inches Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Walmart Releases Global Responsibility Report, Inches Closer to 100% Renewable Energy Goal

  Recently, Walmart released a summary of its eleventh annual Global Responsibility Report (GRR), highlighting the company’s progress and accomplishments in fiscal year 2018 to increase economic opportunity, enhance sustainability of supply chains and strengthen local communities. Walmart has made significant progress towards ambitious goals … Read more…

Walmart Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs for Retail Customers

Walmart Expands Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs for Retail Customers

Walmart plans to double its electric vehicle charging stations, adding several hundred charging stalls across operations in US 34 states

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

A new rooftop solar array for the Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo, Texas, is expected to offset 43% of the building’s energy needs, saving the owners $1.25 million over the system’s lifetime.

5 Product Brands Top Energy Star’s 2018 Partner of the Year List

5 Product Brands Top Energy Star’s 2018 Partner of the Year List

The 2018 Energy Star list of award winners for outstanding achievements in energy efficiency includes five product brand owners for Partner of the Year. Another 13 Partner of the Year product companies received recognition for sustained excellence.

Walmart Expands Project Gigaton Into China, Urges Top Suppliers to Join

Walmart Expands Project Gigaton Into China, Urges Top Suppliers to Join

Walmart expanded Project Gigaton this week into China with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the company’s value chain there by 50 million metric tons by 2030.

New Case Study Zeroes in on Target’s Demand Response Programs

New Case Study Zeroes in on Target’s Demand Response Programs

A new case study in Supply Chain Dive takes a closer look at Target Corporation’s successful demand response approach. Since piloting a program in California in 2006, the company has extended demand response to 815 locations nationwide, which covers nearly half of its stores, the … Read more…

Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot Taps GE’s Current and Tesla for Rooftop Solar

Home Depot plans to convert 50 store rooftops nationwide into mini solar farms, the company announced on Thursday. The installations will go on unused rooftops and slash electricity demand in each of those stores by approximately 30% to 35% annually. To get the job done, … Read more…

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple Scouts Energy Options in Australia (Doesn’t Want Its Own Facility)

Apple is scouting options to reduce its carbon footprint in Australia, the company’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson told Financial Review. The company will likely look at having stakes in solar and wind projects rather than invest in a new … Read more…

Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

Aldi Sees Competitive Advantage with Energy-Efficient Upgrades in the US

German discount supermarket chain Aldi seeks an edge in the United States over new competitors through energy efficient upgrades to hundreds of stores. This year, Aldi announced a $1.6 billion investment in remodeling 1,300 US stores by 2020. Changes include creating open ceilings, adding natural … Read more…

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