Brewer Molson Coors Beverage Company has announced that all its beers sold in the Irish market are to be brewed using 100% green electricity, following the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with renewable energy firm RWE.
The company's beers include Carling, Molson Canadian and Miller Genuine Draft, which are supplied to Ireland from the UK. The company's UK operations are to be powered with renewable electricity generated by the Tween Bridge wind farm in South Yorkshire, the company said.
'Playing Our Part'
Commenting on the move, Ryan McFarland, regional business director, Western Europe at Molson Coors Beverage Company, said, “At Molson Coors, we are committed to playing our part in helping to address climate change, with the announcement that our UK operations are switching to using 100% green electricity marking an important step in achieving this goal."
The 22 turbines at Tween Bridge will provide the electricity required to power all of Molson Coors’ UK sites, including the breweries at Burton, Tadcaster and Sharps in Cornwall, as well as the Aspall Cyder House in Suffolk, all offices, the national distribution centre and the national call centre in Cardiff.
According to the brewer, the long-term agreement means that, for the first time, more than billion pints Molson Coors produces in the UK in an average year will be made with electricity from 100% renewable sources.
"In Ireland, our beer is supplied from our breweries in the UK alongside our Franciscan Well operation in Cork, with expert brewing teams in the UK responsible for brands such as Carling, Molson Canadian and Miller Genuine Draft," McFarland added.
"This is another step that we are taking as a business to ensure every pint we make is brewed as sustainably as possible."
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