Dow increases clean energy target
The Dow Chemical Company has increased its clean energy target from 400 MW to 750 MW by 2025 as part of its sustainable manufacturing goals.
In order to achieve this it has partnered with NRG Energy, an agreement which will provide sustainable energy through a 10-year wind power purchase agreement from the 150 MW Goat Mountain I and II wind farms, which will power Dow’s Freeport, Texas facilities.
Launched in 2015, the original 2025 Sustainability Goals include a key performance indicator to use 400 MW of clean power. Meeting this target in just one year, Dow is resetting its goal to 750 MW.
Dr. Neil Hawkins, Dow’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, said: “Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals define the path forward for our Company, and today we are pleased to increase our renewable energy targets from 400 MW up to 750 MW by 2025. Dow is proud to be the first company in the United States to power manufacturing sites with renewable energy at this kind of scale and that we’ve become one of the largest corporate purchasers of wind energy in America. We appreciate this new collaboration with NRG at our Freeport site.”