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Anheuser-Busch buys enough wind power to brew 20 billion beers a year

As large corporations increasingly look to acquire renewable energy and reduce their environmental footprint, significant renewable power purchase agreements are becoming more common, and are helping the green power industry to expand.

Amazon, for example, last year announced it was involved in development of a 250-MW wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, and is also developing wind and solar power in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Similarly, Johnson & Johnson revealed it was purchasing 100 MW of energy from a wind farm also being developed in Texas.

João Castro Neves, president and CEO of Anheuser-Busch, said in a statement that growing the company’s renewable portfolio “is a strategic business move as we strive for long-term sustainability.”

Through a virtual power purchase agreement, Enel will sell to Anheuser-Busch approximately 610 GWh of renewable energy each year….

Read full article at Utility Dive