Beer will become increasingly expensive and could be in short supply by the end of the century because of climate change. Barley crops are under threat from increased droughts and extreme heat, due to climate change. Beer will become increasingly expensive and in short supply as a result. But brewers such as Carlsberg and Heineken are taking action. Solar-powered breweries, tree planting and shock tactics are all part of attempts to make the industry more sustainable. Beer will become increasingly expensive and could be in short supply by the end of the century because of climate change, experts say. Increased droughts and extreme heat waves are threatening crops of barley , the grain typically used in beer, and also water, which makes up to 95% of an average beer . Brewers are responding by improving their sustainability credentials. Here are some examples. Based in Amsterdam, Heineken aims to be a carbon-neutral producer of beer by 2030 and have a carbon-neutral supply chain, including agriculture, packaging, distribution and cooling, by 2040. Using renewable energy to power its breweries is key to this. In Spain, for example, Heineken has signed a deal with energy supplier Iberdrola to power all four of […]

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