Corporations such as Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook are moving swiftly towards 100% renewable energy use, a new study by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has found that Australian businesses are falling behind.
The report found that out of the 92 largest public and private companies in the country, only 46% use renewable energy.
Even renewable energy adopters don’t use much of it, usually making up 10% or less of their energy mix.
Backed by a poll of 1,000 Australians, it found that 80% of consumers think big companies should be using renewable energy, and 76% of them would choose a product made with clean power over dirty. 40% per cent of them would even be willing to pay a price premium for this.