Nike Steps Toward 100% Renewable Energy in North America

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Nike has this week announced the signing of its second major wind contract with Avangrid Renewables. The virtual power purchase agreement (PPA) is good for 86 megawatts of Texas wind power.

“This agreement enables us to source 100 percent renewable energy across our owned or operated facilities in North America,” says Hannah Jones, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of the Innovation Accelerator for Nike. “Investing in renewable energy is good for athletes, the planet and for business.”

The Karankawa Wind Farm near Corpus Christi, Texas will power the contract, which is expected to be complete in mid-2019. The agreed 86 megawatts is equivalent to powering more than 400,000 American households with carbon-free energy, or the same as taking roughly 800,000 vehicles off the road for one year.

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