Georgia just signed into law a bill that shows the power corporations can have in creating clean energy markets.
Walmart, which has more than 200 locations in Georgia and is striving to be powered by 100 percent (PDF) renewable energy by 2025, worked with bill advocates at the Georgia capital, supporting the legislation in both the House and Senate. And, when the bill was signed into law May 6, Glen Wilkins, a public affairs director at Walmart, appeared at the side of Gov. Brian Kemp.
“Our strategy includes advocating for more widely available, affordable renewable energy for our suppliers and for the communities in which we operate,” said Steve Chriss, director of energy services for Walmart, in an email. “We hope such collaborative efforts will encourage other utilities and state legislatures to play a key role in helping meet our nation’s increasing demand for renewable energy.”