December 2007 - Allstate Insurance Company announced that it is offsetting a portion of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the energy used at its corporate headquarters and business-related vehicle travel by supporting reforestation and wind energy projects in the U.S. Through a contribution to Carbonfund.org, the company is supporting the purchase of 24.5 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the Horse Hollow II wind energy farm in West Texas and offsets from reforestation projects in Kansas and Louisiana.
In addition, Allstate announced the launch of a new eco-friendly insurance option for consumers in Colorado and Ohio to offset their auto emissions. For each consumer that enrolls in Allstate Green, Allstate will donate $30 to the nonprofit Carbonfund.org to offset an average consumer's vehicle emissions by supporting wind energy and reforestation projects in the United States.
News Release - Allstate Takes Stand on Environmental Stewardship: Customers Will Have Opportunity to Help Environment While Saving Money
News Release - Allstate Powers Up Thousands of Texans With Wind Energy The Good Hands Go Green with West Texas Wind Farm
News Article - Texans to Plug Into Wind Energy with Help from Allstate
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January 2007 - Wells Fargo & Company took the top spot in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of the nation's "Top 25" green power purchasers with a commitment to 550 million kWh of annual renewable energy purchases, which represents 42% of the company's total electricity use. Newcomers to the list include Cisco Systems Inc. (at #11), New York University (#13), Carbonfund.org (#17), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (#18), and Kohl's Department Stores (#23).
The EPA Green Power Partnership is comprised of a diverse set of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, small and medium businesses, government institutions, and colleges and universities that had committed to a total of more than 7 billion kWh of annual renewable energy purchases at the end of 2006.
News Release - Private Sector Tops Green Power List
News Article - Wells Fargo tops U.S. buyers of green power: EPA
Additional Information - EPA Green Power Partnership Top 25 Partners