Target Commits to Sourcing 100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

Target Corporation, the eighth-largest retailer in the US plans to source 100 percent of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2030.

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Target Corporation, the eighth-largest retailer in the United States has announced its plans to source 100 percent of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2030.

The goal will apply to all of Target’s domestic operations, to help it power its stores, distribution centres and offices even more responsibly. It also builds on the company’s renewable energy goal made back in 2017.

“At Target, we’ve been on a multi-year journey to operate our facilities more sustainably, and setting this ambitious goal is an important milestone,” says John Leisen, VP, property management, Target. “We’re proud of the work we’ve already done with renewable energy in our stores, and we’ll continue to explore more opportunities and partnerships to realize this goal.”

The retailer has set a checkpoint for 2025 to secure at least 60 percent of its energy demands from renewable sources.

“By investing in projects around the country that produce electricity through renewable resources, like sun and wind. In fact, our latest renewable power purchase agreements will help enable the construction of important sources like the Lone Tree Wind Project in Illinois with Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC, and Sand Fork Solar in Texas with ENGIE. Together, they’re estimated to generate approximately 556,000-megawatt hours of renewable electricity—the equivalent of 280 Target stores annually throughout the United States,” the company stated on how it plans to achieve this new target.

“We’ve recently made additional upgrades at our facilities to make them more sustainable. For example, we’re on our way to having rooftop solar panels at 500 of our locations by 2020, and the work has been recognized: Target’s twice been named the top U.S. corporate solar installer, and we’re a four-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. We’re also adding electric vehicle charging stations at over 100 sites across more than 20 states. And the LED lights we’ve added across nearly all of our 1,800-plus stores are reducing energy usage by 10% annually,” it added.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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