After recently announcing its staunch support for LED lighting, Ikea is looking to become even more energy efficient.
The Swedish retailer says it will rely on solar and wind energy to produce all the power it uses at its stores and buildings worldwide by 2020.
“Each roof is a power station in the making,” says Steve Howard, Ikea Group’s chief sustainability officer, adding that the potential for wind and solar in the U.S. is “as good as anywhere in the world.”
Other major retailers, including Walmart, have also set goals to becoming 100% renewable. And while the switch to efficiency does help out the companies’ bottom lines, most believe that energy independence is “the right thing to do.”
Source: USA Today