Walmart diverted 78% of its waste from landfill in last financial year

The retailer also sourced 28% of its energy from renewable sources

Walmart sticks $100m energy savings in its basket

  Walmart has reduced its energy costs by more than $100 million (£72.5m) over the past decade as part of an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency. The world’s largest retailer says a significant part of its savings were generated from replacing existing lights with 1.5 million LEDs across more than 6,000 shops, car parks, warehouses […]

Walmart stores get 40MWh of energy storage

A microgrid firm is to install 40MWh of energy storage across 27 Walmart stores in California. Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) says the technology will improve efficiency, create energy savings and provide fast, flexible grid support to local utilities. AMS added this would be provided at no up-front cost to the retail giant. The systems will work […]

Asda owner to install 400 new solar plants

US supermarket giant Walmart has announced plans to install up to 400 new solar power plants at its facilities in the next four years. The store, which has more than 10,000 stores around the world under different brands – including Asda in the UK – has set a goal to produce or buy seven billion […]

Walmart plans global LED rollout

US supermarket chain Walmart has announced plans to roll out LED lighting in around 120 stores worldwide. It will install energy efficient lighting fixtures in new stores in the US, Asia and Latin America and in its British subsidiary store, Asda. The LEDs from General Electric (GE) will use 40% less energy than those historically […]

Asda to create ‘affordable green products’ for consumers

Asda has joined forces with the University of Leeds in a bid to create more affordable and sustainable products for its customers across the UK. They aim to establish what they claim will be the “largest ever study” solely focused on consumer attitudes towards sustainability and help find ways to help households save money at […]

Walmart installs eight more solar arrays at US stores

Asda’s owner Walmart has announced the completion of eight new PV projects in Massachusetts – expanding its solar footprint in the country. Almost 10,000 panels have been installed on the rooftops of eight of the US supermarket giant’s stores, which are expected to generate a total of 2.8 million kWh and cut more than 1,400 […]

Asda owner Walmart hatches energy plan to save $1bn

US supermarket giant Walmart unveiled yesterday “dramatic” plans to ramp up energy efficiency and hit its target to be powered by100% renewable energy – which it believes will save $1billion (£650m) a year in energy savings once they are achieved. The supermarket which has 10,500 stores around the world under different brands – including Asda […]

Top US brands revealed as big solar users

Top American brands including General Motors and supermarket chain Walmart have been revealed as some of the biggest firms using solar power in the States. A list of the top 20 commercial users of solar panels revealed firms such as iconic department store chain Macy’s and package delivery experts FedEx have extensive solar panels on […]

Walmart makes Californian solar promise

US retail giant Walmart has pledged to generate renewable power through solar panels at 60 of its Californian branches, totaling more than 130 shops by the end of 2013. Walmart has 8,500 stores in 15 countries, but in the state of California the 130-figure will represent 75% of their stores. Kim Saylors-Laster, Walmart Vice President […]