Beer Giant Anheuser-Busch Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Goal Four Years Early
Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch announced today that the achievement of a major sustainability milestone, sourcing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable energy for its entire portfolio of domestic beer and seltzer brands, including Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, and Busch among others.
The achievement comes significantly ahead of the company’s initial 2025 target.
Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch, said:
“At Anheuser-Busch we dream big in everything we do, including our commitment to creating a more sustainable future for our partners, our consumers, and our communities. Achieving this ambitious sustainability goal four years early means that each time someone reaches for an Anheuser-Busch product, they are choosing one that contributes to a more sustainable future.”
Anheuser-Busch is reaching its renewable energy goal with the launch this month of the Anheuser-Busch Solar Farm, a 2,000 acre, 222 MWac solar project in Pecos County Texas. The solar farm was developed in partnership with Canadian Solar Inc. subsidiary Recurrent Energy, and is the largest solar project for the beverage industry in the U.S.
Michael Arndt, President and General Manager of Recurrent Energy, said:
“The growth of solar is now driven by the sheer competitive pricing compared to other generation sources. It’s exciting to see companies like our valued customer, Anheuser-Busch, procuring low-cost, clean solar power to support their load on a national level with 100% renewable electricity. We are so pleased to help Anheuser-Busch meet their sustainability goals well ahead of their targeted timeline by developing and constructing the 222 MWac Anheuser-Busch Solar Farm in West Texas.”
In addition to reaching its renewable energy goal, Anheuser-Busch also announced a $100,000 donation to the Green Restaurant Association, an international non-profit organization that encourages restaurants to green their operations using transparent, science-based certiﬁcation standards. The donation will go directly towards educational resources to help the industry implement sustainable business practices, such as renewable electricity, energy efficiency improvement, and product cooling.