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Walmart Uses More Coal Than Ever Despite Sustainability Pledge Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 November 2015 21:40


The report, titled Walmart’s Dirty Energy Secret: How the Company’s Slick Greenwashing Hides Its Massive Coal Consumption, found that the company is “one of the nation’s largest users of coal-fired electricity,” and that Walmart’s dependence on dirty power “pumps nearly 8 million metric tons of carbon pollution into the air each year.” While the company has made a little headway toward its pledge with renewable energy projects, such as rooftop solar, by and large Walmart’s operations continue to be powered by coal, and its clean energy initiatives provide just 3% of the company’s US electrical consumption. Walmart also happens to be one of the companies pouring millions of dollars into anti-solar groups, which are bankrolling the push to roll back rooftop solar and other clean energy policies on both the state and national levels.

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