21 Sep '11, 3pm

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener

Solar power and tree planting: IKEA's growing greener

Swedish furniture giants IKEA are putting great store in their green credentials, announcing a new solar power project this week and even going as far as planting nearly two million trees in the US. In Emeryville California the company -– which is the world leader in home furnishing -– says the new solar panels on its store will cleanly provide the same amount of energy that would keep 64 homes going for a year. IKEA stated aim is to 'be a good business while doing good business' and the firm now has 11 solar energy projects up and running in America with more on the way. "We are thrilled at how this solar energy system furthers our sustainability commitment at IKEA Emeryville," said Patrick Choa, IKEA Emeryville store manager. Elsewhere, IKEA's US president Mike Ward, used his attendance at this year's Climate Week at 7 World Trade Centre in New York to announce: "Sustain...

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