McDonald’s seals corporate PPAs for 326MW of wind energy

The fast-food giant will purchase wind energy from US renewable developer Apex Clean Energy

McDonald’s has sealed two corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 326MW of wind energy to power its operations.

The fast-food giant will purchase 200MW in Texas and 126MW in Illinois from the US developer Apex Clean Energy.

The newly announced PPAs build on the restaurant company’s previous purchase of 220MW from another wind project in Texas, which started operations in September.

Emma Cox, North American Sustainability at McDonald’s, said: “As one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, McDonald’s is uniquely positioned to catalyse action around climate change.

“Our renewable energy projects with Apex will directly and immediately touch the lives of those living within these local communities and will also play a key role in how we feed and foster communities across the globe.”

Mark Goodwin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Apex Clean Energy, commented: “These agreements signify McDonald’s rising leadership in clean energy investment and its dedication to fostering resilient and sustainable communities.”

 

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