Clean Energy: The New Merger
Renewable power gets ever more hip with corporate America
The Man just can’t get enough clean energy. This week, Walgreens and FedEx Kinko’s joined Whole Foods as corporate boosters of renewable power. The drugstore chain will install solar-power systems at 96 stores and two distribution centers in California, along with 16 stores in New Jersey. Relatively, it’s a drop in the bucket — Walgreens runs over 5,000 stores. But the systems are expected to replace dirty-energy use equivalent to over 22 million gallons of gas. Meanwhile, FedEx Kinko’s announced that it is increasing the company’s green-power purchases to about 40 million kilowatt-hours — enough to prevent more than 26,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year.