It’s without question that climate change is one of the biggest issues that the world is facing right now. And although things might look bleak at times when it comes to the topic, it’s always good to note when green changes come about. Especially ones as big as supermarket giants switching to renewable energy.
In an effort to become more sustainable, the Woolworths Group will make the switch to renewables across South Australia from July this year. This means that nearly 70 Woolies supermarkets and 17 Big W stores will be fully powered by renewables. The transition will also include its Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre.
The changes are set to make South Australia the first Australian state with fully solar and wind powered Woolies and Big W stores, all thanks to a partnership with the renewable energy company, Iberdrola Australia.
The solar and wind power is sourced from Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park, which is home to 50 turbines and 250,000 solar panels.
However, The Woolworths Group isn’t stopping with this milestone. Its extended plan is to have every Woolworths and Big W store in Australia powered by renewables by 2025. This bold plan would undoubtedly have a large impact on Australia’s overall emissions. And to be honest, we hope to see more of these big changes moving forward.