Unilever plans to eliminate coal power by 2020

Unilever is pledging to eliminate coal from its energy usage within five years, and derive all of its energy worldwide solely from renewable sources by 2030.

Unilever is the largest Independence Power & Light electrical user and the plant is expanding. In May 2014, Unilever announced a $99 million expansion creating 70 new jobs.

Unilever also negotiated a lower utility rate as consideration for not relocating the plant.

Unilever made the public commitment at the Paris climate talks and has a strong commitment to

The U.S. company has developed an extensive sustainability plan including a shift to using 100% renewable energy for its electrical needs from on-site and directed off-site sources by 2020.