Clorox achieves 100% renewable power goal for US and Canada

The renewable energy purchases are expected to help the company avoid around 180,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually

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The Clorox Company, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products, has achieved its target of 100% renewable electricity for its US and Canadian operations four years earlier than planned.

The goal has been achieved through virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) and other market purchases of renewable energy credits (RECs).

The VPPA is a 12-year commitment to buy 70MW of renewable energy every year from Enel Green Power’s Roadrunner solar project in Texas, which started operating in 2020.

These renewable energy purchases are expected to help Clorox avoid around 180,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually – equivalent to the carbon impact of the electricity needed to power 30,000 US homes a year.

Ed Huber, Clorox’s Chief Sustainability Officer said: “At Clorox, we feel a sense of urgency to address climate change given current warming trends resulting in significant impacts on our planet and global communities.

“As a society, we’re at a pivotal point, with the health and well-being of future generations at stake. We recognise businesses play an important role in driving needed progress and Clorox is committed to doing our part.”