American industry is continuing to make their operations greener around the world. Retail companies, like Walmart are dramatically cutting waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Technology giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are investing heavily in renewable energy. Transportation companies like the Southern Company are slashing greenhouse gas emissions by moving to hybrid and electric vehicles. Brewing giant, Anheuser-Busch is now investing in renewable energy.
In 2017, Anheuser-Busch committed to purchasing 100% of the company’s power from renewable energy by 2025. The company has recently announced it has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement for a 222 MW wind farm in West Texas. The company has previously committed to purchasing power from a 2.76 MW solar park in New York and a 152.5 MW wind farm in Oklahoma. Anheuser-Busch has now achieved its 100% renewable energy commitment, six years ahead of schedule.
Candidates in the upcoming U.S. 2020 elections are looking for topics to “set themselves apart.” Unfortunately, a common campaign technique is to criticize American businesses. Some candidates are now shouting Socialist dogma, as they demonize Capitalism and successful companies like Anheuser-Busch.
In my opinion, American industry has done far more to make their businesses greener than the states from which the proponents of Socialism reside. American industry and our government should be collaborating to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop reliable, sustainable, cost effective, renewable energy.
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