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Wesfarmers strikes renewable energy deal

(Source: Bigstock)

Wesfarmers has signed two new renewable electricity deals with Queensland’s clean energy trading company CleanCo to power 147 shopping sites in the state.

Retail stores of brands such as Kmart, Bunnings, Target and Officeworks will be powered with energy generated by MacIntyre Wind Farm and solar power from Western Downs Green Power Hub.

The above brands combined use vast amounts of power every day making them Australia’s 33rd largest electricity user.

REenergise campaign director Lindsay Soutar, from Greenpeace Australia Pacific, said Wesfarmers making the renewable switch is an ‘obvious choice’.

“Smart businesses know that wind and solar are cheap, reliable and ready. This switch will make a big dent in Australia’s emissions and bring online enough clean, reliable renewable energy to power 23,000 homes, and create good, future-facing Queensland jobs.”

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