Texas wind farm will reduce Lowe’s carbon emissions
Lowe’s has taken another step toward being a better corporate citizen and reaching greater sustainability.
The retailer’s partner, Clearway Energy Group, has completed building Mesquite Star in Fisher County, Texas. A 419-megawatt wind warm, the operation will allow Lowe’s to reduce its carbon emissions reduction goal by 40% by 2030.
“We are continuously making investments to improve our environmental performance, from energy efficiency in our stores to supporting renewable energy development,” said Chris Cassell, Lowe’s director of corporate sustainability. “The 100MW agreement will generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of all 143 Lowe’s stores in Texas.”
Lowe’s said the offsetting emissions from the stores is the equivalent of planting seven million trees in the state of Texas.
The agreement with Clearway Energy represents about 25% of the wind turbines that make up the Mesquite wind farm development in Fisher County.
“Successfully launching a project like this, at a time like this, demonstrates the durability of this industry even under the most difficult circumstances,” said Craig Cornelius, CEO of Clearway Energy Group. “Mesquite Star will provide clean, affordable wind power in the Lone Star State for decades to come while supporting our customers in meeting their sustainability and clean energy goals.”
Lowe’s had previously set a goal to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 and met the goal nearly four years earlier than expected.