Packaging Company Crown Signs Texas Wind Deal

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Pennsylvania-based Crown Holdings Inc., a global supplier of packaging products, has signed a new wind power deal with Longroad Energy.

The 15-year virtual power purchase agreement is for a Longroad wind farm in Knox County, Texas, and will begin on July 1, 2020.

The wind-powered electricity will offset 100% of the energy usage within Crown’s U.S. and Canadian beverage-can plants, which account for over 20% of the company’s global Scope 2 greenhouse-gas emissions.

This transition serves as the first phase of Crown’s new RE100 plan, which anticipates that the company will have 100% renewable electricity by 2050. Interim goals include 30% by 2020 and 50% by 2030.

“Completely transitioning our U.S. and Canadian beverage-can plants to renewable electricity is the latest example of our willingness to take action when it comes to sustainability,” states Timothy J. Donahue, president and CEO of Crown.

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