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We're pushing towards 100% renewable electricity with the largest unsubsidized renewable solar deal in UK history

Posted: December 19, 2018
We're pushing towards 100% renewable electricity with the largest unsubsidized renewable solar deal in UK history

Our new clean energy deal will allow us to brew every single Budweiser sold in the UK with 100% renewable electricity by 2020.

AB InBev announced today a 15-year power purchase agreement with the UK-based renewable energy developer Lightsource BP that will provide 100% of the purchased electricity for Budweiser's two main UK breweries, where 17 million bottles and cans are brewed each week.

Keeping with our goal of adding renewable capacity to all of the markets where we operate, this deal will bring 100MW of new, renewable capacity to the UK energy grid, the equivalent of powering 18,000 homes with electricity every year.

This milestone is part of our global, company-wide commitment to secure 100% of all of our purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and is the latest step in our move to brew all Budweiser around the world with 100% renewable electricity.

To celebrate Budweiser's commitment to climate action and to engage consumers on the issue, we are adding a new renewable electricity symbol to Budweiser labels.  The symbol will appear on Budweisers in the UK by 2020 and will be rolling out globally as countries meet this milestone in their Budweiser brewing operations. The 100% renewable electricity symbol is already on the label of every Budweiser sold in the United States, where the beer is brewed with renewable electricity from wind power. 

AB InBev's global commitment to renewable electricity will make us the largest corporate direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods sector globally.  We're excited by the progress we've made, having already announced deals in Mexico, the United States, Australia, India and China.

As a global brewer, we rely on natural ingredients and thriving communities to bring our consumers the beers they love.  That's why sustainability is our business. By shifting to renewable electricity in our operations, we're playing a role in tackling climate change and helping the world move towards a more sustainable future.  

You can read more about our commitment and our progress here: https://www.ab-inbev.com/sustainability/2025-sustainability-goals/climate-action.html    

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