Environmental Sustainability


Making choices that power a greener future gives us PURPOSE BEYOND BREWING.

At Anheuser-Busch, we are always challenging ourselves to take our environmental stewardship one step further. Building upon our breweries’ renewable energy installations, in 2017 we partnered with Enel Green Energy to acquire 50 percent of our total purchased energy from the Budweiser Wind Farm at Thunder Ranch in Oklahoma. This landmark agreement – which adds to our existing alternative energy investments in solar, wind, anaerobic digesters, and landfill gas – will produce more energy annually than we use to brew Budweiser!

Learn more about how at Anheuser-Busch we are challenging ourselves to take our environmental stewardship one step further:

The Budweiser Wind Farm at Thunder Ranch, near Billings, OK, is Anheuser-Busch’s first-ever contracted utility-scale renewable energy project. It will not only dramatically reduce our emissions, but will also feed into our goal of purchasing 100% of our energy from renewable sources by 2025. The partnership will also provide revenue certainty for Enel, fostering the growth of the global clean energy economy and supporting American clean energy workers and jobs.

By the numbers:

  • Anheuser-Busch has contracted enough power from the Thunder Ranch windfarm to power 50,000 U.S. households or brew more than 20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer each year.
  • The agreement is expected to reduce emissions by more than 400,000 tons of CO2 each year, an annual equivalent to taking more than 85,000 U.S. vehicles off the road.
  • The project will support renewable energy sector employment by creating around 400 temporary jobs at the peak of construction, as well as many long-term jobs.

To read more about our partnership with Enel Green Power, click here.

Making choices that power a greener future by working with partners to help us achieve our 2025 Sustainability Goals give us purpose beyond brewing.