WORLD’S LARGEST BRANDS COMMIT TO 100% RENEWABLE GOAL: WILL AUSTRALIA FOLLOW?
Some of the world’s largest brands including the BMW Group and Coca-Cola have announced at the Paris climate talks that they will source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy such as solar.
They take the total number of 100% renewables companies (RE100) to 53, joining diverse brands including Microsoft and Google that have committed in the past week.
Solar Citizens National Director Claire O’Rourke said global brands were leading the way in proving 100% clean energy is possible now and makes good sense for both the environment and the budget.
“It is exciting to have massive, mainstream organisations such as Coca-Cola, BMW and IKEA jump on board with the global trend and commit to powering their business by 100% renewable energy,” she said.
“A growing number of companies are ready to play their part in accelerating the world’s move to renewables. Will the Australian government follow their lead?
“If the Turnbull Government is serious about making job creation and innovation their top priority then they need to look no further than solar and renewables.
“The fast-growing renewable energy industry is living up to its potential as a worldwide jobs growth powerhouse - Australia cannot risk missing out.
“Large companies can clearly see a future powered by 100% renewable energy. If our politicians and governments don’t get on board with the revolution they face a very tangible risk of being left in the shade,” said Ms O’Rourke.
Claire O’Rourke is available for interview.
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