March 2003 - The World Resources Institute (WRI) announced that Dow Chemical Company and Staples, Inc. have joined the Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG), which is a collaboration of leading U.S. companies working to increase corporate development and use of renewable energy sources.
Dow announced that it is using 240 billion Btu per year of landfill methane to generate steam at a Dalton, Georgia manufacturing plant and plans to use renewable energy at other facilities. And Staples is committed to increasing its corporate green power purchases from current levels of less than 3% to 5% by the end of 2003. The GPMDG has a goal of developing 1,000 MW of new, cost-competitive green power by 2010.
News Release - Dow Joins Green Power Market Development Group
News Release - Staples Joins Green Power market Development Group