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GPMDG Companies Increase Green Power Purchases

December 2004 - The World Resources Institute (WRI) and members of its Green Power Market Development Group (GPMDG) announced 62 megawatts (MW) of new renewable energy purchases and projects, bringing total purchases announced by group members to 174 MW over the last three years.

The GPMDG is a unique commercial and industrial partnership dedicated to building corporate markets for green power. Its members are Alcoa Inc., Cargill Dow LLC, Delphi Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, FedEx Kinko's, General Motors, IBM, Interface Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Pitney Bowes, and Staples.

The 62 MW represent purchases made in the past year for more than 80 facilities in 18 states, including 39 MW of renewable energy certificate purchases, which support 21 MW of biomass generation and 18 MW of wind generation, 21 MW of landfill gas use for on-site energy generation, and 2 MW of wind and solar energy purchases.

News Release - Major corporations, WRI announce third round of renewable energy purchases

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Project Summaries - Green Power Projects: October 2003 - December 2004 (PDF 199 KB) Download Acrobat Reader

WRI Contact: Craig Hanson (202) 729-7624

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