Walmart, one of the most visible retailers in the nation, has the chance to lead the corporate world toward renewable energy.
On Nov. 5, Environment America, along with 150 other environmental groups, delivered a letter to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon encouraging the franchise to install solar panels on the roofs of all viable stores and parking lots by 2035. If Walmart commits to this goal, it will generate nearly 6,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy each year, enough to power 660,000 American homes.
“It’s encouraging to see such a broad coalition of groups calling for commonsense clean energy solutions,” said Johanna Neumann, Senior Director of Environment America's Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy. “Installing solar on superstores like Walmart would be a win for the environment, a win for consumers, and a win for businesses.”
Environment America hopes Walmart will take the necessary steps to safeguard our environment by installing solar panels at nearly 5,000 US store locations.
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