February 2003 - Kinko's, Inc. announced a series of agreements that increases its projected annual use of green power by 37% to approximately 11.2 million kilowatt hours (kWh). Sixty-six Kinko's locations in California, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington have joined the company's on-going efforts to support the development and use of renewable energy.
In Southern California, 19 Kinko's locations have joined the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Green Power for a Green LA program. Under the agreement, participating branches will purchase green power for 10% to 20% of their electricity needs.
In the Philadelphia area, Kinko's has expanded its existing renewable energy relationship with Green Mountain Energy Company by upgrading 10 stores to 100% renewable energy and adding four participating locations in Philadelphia and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
In Oregon, Kinko's became one of the first commercial customers of Portland General Electric's (PGE) Clean Wind product. Five Portland-area locations have signed up to purchase wind power for 20% of their electricity needs, joining seven locations that are already purchasing PGE's Green Mountain Energy Electricity product.
Twenty-nine Kinko's locations in the Seattle/Puget Sound area have begun purchasing renewable energy for 5% to 25% of their power needs. The new purchases are being made through green power programs offered by Seattle City Light, Snohomish County PUD, and Puget Sound Energy.
Kinko's made its first two renewable energy purchases in Pennsylvania and California in 1999 and now uses green power at more than 150 branches in 13 states.
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Kinko's Media Contact: Maggie Thill (214) 550-7026