McDonald’s signed virtual PPAs (power purchase agreements) for 380 megawatts of solar and wind in Texas last year.
To continue this climate action commitment, they have signed 3 more virtual PPAs of wind and solar across the US, totaling 1,130 megawatts (547 MW of wind farms in Oklahoma and Illnois, and 583 MW of solar in North Carolina and Ohio).
According to Jenny McColloch, Vice President of Sustainability at McDonalds,
“The COVID 19 pandemic has intensified McDonald’s focus on strengthening the resilience of our communities and the planet … As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, we have a unique opportunity to strengthen climate resiliency with our network of franchisees and supplier partners. The impacts of these U.S.-based VPPA deals for renewable energy represent significant milestones toward our science based target for 2030, and serve as meaningful examples of the solutions we are employing throughout our system to drive climate action and add more renewable energy to the grid.”
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