North Carolina Solar Farm Powers New Starbucks Renewable Energy Strategy

Starbucks has invested in renewable energy since 2005, steadily increasing its investments in Renewable Energy Certificates to achieve a goal of obtaining 100 percent of the electricity powering global company-operated stores from renewable sources. Starbucks hit that target in 2015 and was the number one purchaser of renewable electricity in its sector on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Retail Top 30 in 2016.

The North Carolina facility reflects the company’s move away from energy-offset purchases only, in favor of direct engagement with the energy industry.

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