18 Nov '11, 2am

At this rate, Walmart won't reach its 100-percent-renewable energy goals for 300 years:

At this rate, Walmart won't reach its 100-percent-renewable energy goals for 300 years:

Walmart is moving like a tortoise toward its clean-energy goal. Context is critical to understanding Walmart's sustainability initiatives and their impact on the retailer's overall environmental footprint. But context has been sorely absent in the news media's coverage of Walmart's green efforts. Even within the environmental community, conversations about Walmart tend to miss the big picture. Walmart's renewable-energy activities provide a perfect example. Six years ago, the company announced that it was setting a goal of being "supplied by 100 percent renewable energy." Succinct, powerfully stated goals are a signature of Walmart's sustainability campaign -- in part, it seems, because journalists often repeat these goals verbatim, so they function like stealth marketing slogans that infiltrate media coverage. Walmart's renewable-energy goal has been especially effective ...

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