5 Unexpected Companies Leading the Way to a Smart Energy Future

Renewable energy is the future. Not only is it clean but also cheap. Companies have been catching on and now we can see some of the world’s biggest, and most unexpected fans of smart energy.  


1. Apple

Did you know that globally, Apple is powered by 100% renewable energy? The tech giant began the transition in 2011 and has since reduced their emissions by 54% and saved 2.1 million tonnes of metric CO2e from entering the atmosphere.  

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2. Shell 

Yes, you read that right. Petrol and oil giant, Shell is now investing $2 Billion per year into smart energy. Actions include opening hydrogen stations, introducing fast charging electric vehicle stations, creating a network of electric vehicle charge points, investing in clean energy start-ups and more. 

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3. Ikea 

The big blue boxes we all know and love will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2030. The store leading the way is Adelaide with an expected completion date of 2025. Solar panels on the roof will translate to lower prices, on site electric vehicle charging stations, new jobs, and a boost in state power. 

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4. Woolworths Group 

The Woolworths Group includes some of Australia’s most recognisable businesses including Big W, Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Cellar Masters, Langton’s and the ALH Group. The group is now committed to 100% renewable energy by 2025 and net positive emissions by 2050. 

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5. BHP Billiton 

The world’s biggest mining company is now embracing renewables. All Queensland mines will be 50% electric by 2050. The company also runs its Spence Copper mine in Chile on 100% renewables. 

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