7-Eleven Inc. registered for MIGreenPower, Energy DTEvoluntary renewable energy program. Listing will allow 7-Eleven to achieve 100% renewable energy for all of its 160 Southeast Michigan locations for 20 years beginning in 2025. 7-Eleven’s commitment to 32,000 MWh of clean energy has the environmental benefit equivalent to operating nearly 3,000 off-road gasoline passenger cars each year.
7-Eleven has set a goal of achieving a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions from its stores by FY2027 and achieved this goal well ahead of target with a 25.8% reduction in carbon emissions in fiscal 2019. After a major acquisition in 2021, 7-Eleven continues to make progress with a 27% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2021. As a result, the company has expanded its goal to achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by FY2030. Going forward, 7-Eleven will continue to promote activities aimed at reducing its environmental impact, including the installation of charging stations for electric vehicles and the expansion of stores using 100% renewable energy.
“As Michigan’s largest renewable energy producer and investor, 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 of renewable energy sales and project development for DTE Energy. “Through enrolling 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.”
DTE’s MIGreenPower program allows DTE Electric’s residential and commercial customers to allocate an even higher percentage of their electricity consumption to Michigan-made wind and solar, beyond the 15% already provided by DTE. On an annual basis, MIGreenPower customers signed up 2.8 million MWh of clean energy to the program. DTE’s renewable energy portfolio includes more than 50 wind and solar farms generating enough clean energy to power nearly 700,000 homes. Over the next three years, DTE plans to add thousands of MW of new renewable energy to meet the continued growth of its MIGreenPower program.