Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - October 25, 2022
7-Eleven Signs Clean Energy Deal in Michigan
7-Eleven, Inc. announced its enrollment in MIGreenPower, DTE’s renewable energy program. The enrollment will enable 7-Eleven to achieve 100% renewable energy for all 160 of its southeast Michigan locations for 20 years beginning in 2025.
The company's 32,000-megawatt-hour clean energy commitment has the environmental benefit equivalent to taking nearly 3,000 gasoline-powered passenger cars off the road each year.
The convenience store chain set a goal of reaching a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions from its stores by fiscal year 2027 and achieved this goal well ahead of target with a 25.8% reduction in carbon emissions in fiscal year 2019. After a significant acquisition in 2021, 7-Eleven continued to show progress with a 27% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2021. The company has expanded its goal to achieve 50% reduction in carbon emissions by fiscal year 2030.
7-Eleven will install EV charging stations and the expansion of stores that use 100% renewable energy.
“As Michigan’s largest producer of and investor in renewable energy, we are proud to work with 7-Eleven on our shared goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions through clean, renewable energy,” said Brian Calka, vice president, Renewable Sales and Project Development for DTE Energy in a statement. “Through its enrollment in our MIGreenPower program, 7-Eleven is helping to bring new Michigan-based wind and solar resources online that will support Michigan’s clean energy transition, create jobs and strengthen Michigan’s economy.”