Saturday, January 26, 2008

Wal-Mart Wants Cheap, Green Electronics

When Wal-Mart tells its suppliers to jump, they reply, “How high?” Now that the retail mega-giant is telling its product suppliers to start making their products more energy efficient, soon we’ll hear them ask “How green?” Come 2010, Wal-Mart will sell only Energy Star-rated air conditioners and all of their flat-panel televisions will have to get 30 percent more efficient then current models, CEO Lee Scott promised in a speech on Wednesday to the company.

In a soaring and at times bombastic bit of oratory, Scott addressed his store managers from Kansas City, Mo., laying out the company’s green objective:
“Our goal is to work with suppliers to make the most energy intensive products in our stores, anywhere in the world, 25% more energy efficient within three years.”
If Wal-Mart keeps this up, Hillary might have to start campaigning on the fact she was on Wal-Mart's Board of Directors for 6 years.

via Earth2Tech


Marilyn said...

Keep up the good work. Cheers:-)

Fat Knowledge said...

Thanks Marilyn. :)

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