MILAN - The objective is a 60 GW increase in wind and solar energy by 2025, doubling America's current installed capacity. This ambitious programme was announced at the launch of a new inter-company alliance, the Business Renewables Center (BRC), whose aim is the give greater support to the expansion of renewable energy. As the Huffington Post explained, the partnership was officially announced a few days ago by the Rocky Mountain Institute, an American association for study and research in the field of sustainability.
Hervé Touati, a managing director at the Rocky Mountain Institute explained: "Corporations can be a powerful lever for expanding renewable energy in the United States and beyond. They can lock in long-term affordable prices for clean energy that supports the bottom line, reduce their carbon footprint, and fulfil their corporate sustainability commitments." With a total of more than 430 billion dollars in revenue and more than 24 TWh of annual energy consumption, amongst the large companies involved in the alliance are Nestlé Waters North America, Bloomberg, eBay, GM and HP, to name but a few.
The Sanpellegrino Group, which is particularly sensitive to energy and water saving, has committed considerable investment to implementing processes to optimise water use. This investment has focussed on energy use, with significant changes requiring the use of new technologies and the replacement of machinery in all its bottling plants. Since January 2011, the Sanpellegrino Group has been using 100% energy from renewable sources certified by RECS (Renewable Energy Certificate System) in all its bottling plants.
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