Solar schooners: all major beer manufacturers in Australia now committed to 100% renewable energy

SYDNEY, 13 December - Asahi has become the final Australian major beer manufacturer to commit to 100% renewable electricity, joining Lion and Carlton & United Breweries, in an announcement made today on the beer giant’s website.

 

Combined, the three major manufacturers make just about every iconic beer brand under the Australian sun: XXXX, Tooheys, Hahn, James Boags, Asahi, Peroni, Mountain Goat, James Squire, Little Creatures and more.

“Now that all major beer manufacturers in Australia have committed to 100% renewable energy, Australians can know that this summer, their eskies are full of beer that will soon be brewed by the sun,” said Lindsay Soutar, Senior Campaigner at Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

“All over Australia, we are seeing more and more companies lead the way when it comes to committing to 100% renewable energy to power their operations.”

“This is yet another example of the enormous potential for corporations to help power the economy with clean and affordable renewable energy.”

Asahi is the latest in a cascade of corporate renewable energy announcements recently, as more and more businesses in Australia and around the world take action to lower their energy bills and lower their carbon emissions.

Over 210 companies globally have made 100% renewable commitments, with household names in Australia including Mars, IKEA, Google, L’Oreal and the big four banks all committing to power their operations with 100% renewable electricity.

“There is now significant momentum with corporate commitments to 100% renewable energy, both in Australia and around the world. Companies are making the switch to renewable energy because it’s cheaper, cleaner and better for business.”

“Every year, business and industry use approximately 70% of Australia’s electricity which is still powered by polluting coal. As some of Australia’s biggest electricity users, companies can go from being a big part of the problem to a big part of the solution.”

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