September 2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership recently recognized FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko's), a global provider of document solutions and business services, for the company's purchase of more than 34 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually to meet approximately 14 percent of its total annual U.S. electricity needs with renewable energy. Fedex Office ranks first on the EPA Top 20 Printers List of the largest green power purchasers in the commercial printing business.
FedEx Office's green power purchases are part of a broader initiative by FedEx Corp. to minimize its impact on the environment. For example, in 2010 FedEx Express plans to open its largest solar-powered hub to date in Cologne, Germany, which will include a 1.4-megawatt solar power system. By 2020, FedEx plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions intensity from its FedEx Express aircraft fleet by 20 percent and improve the fuel efficiency of its FedEx Express vehicle fleet by 20 percent.
News Release - PA Recognizes FedEx Office for Leading Green Power Purchases In Print and Retail Industries
August 2006 - Green Mountain Energy Company announced that it is supplying a total of 51 million kWh of renewable energy annually to seven Texas-based businesses. The agreements include:
- Dallas-based ClubCorp is purchasing renewable energy for 27 of its private business and country clubs as well as public golf clubs in Dallas and Houston.
- FedEx Kinko's is increasing green power usage for 56 of its stores in Texas.
- The Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion and Hyatt Regency DFW are renewing their commitments to purchase renewable electricity for 100% of their electricity needs.
- Austin-based Fired Up, Inc., owner and operator of Johnny Carino's Italian restaurants, is purchasing renewable energy for 28 of its restaurants in Texas.
- John Deere has renewed its purchase of renewable energy for its distribution facility in Northwest Dallas.
- Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) is purchasing renewable energy for four of its Texas stores.
- Rooms To Go, a national furniture retailer, is purchasing renewable energy for 11 of its stores in the Dallas area.
News Release - Several Leading Texas Businesses Choose Cleaner Electricity
January 2006 - FedEx Kinko's, a global provider of document solutions and business services, announced new renewable energy purchases at more than 100 locations nationwide, increasing its total green power commitment to an estimated 40 million kWh annually. More than 30% of the company's U.S. retail locations now purchase green power or renewable energy certificates (RECs) and the company as a whole meets approximately 14% of its total annual U.S. electricity needs with renewable energy. FedEx Kinko's also expanded its green power purchases in several locations, including Seattle, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Southern California.
News Release - FedEx Kinko's Grows Green Power Commitment through New Purchases; More Than Thirty Percent of Company's Locations Now Use Renewable Energy
October 2003 - Kinko's, Inc. announced that it has entered into agreements to expand its green power purchases by 80%. Under a contract with 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees), the company will purchase 13.9 million kWh of biomass energy certificates for 45 retail stores in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. In addition, Kinko's has entered into agreements with utilities in South Carolina, Wyoming, and Colorado to purchase green power for another 20 branches. With these new agreements, the company now purchases a total of 27 million kWh of green power annually for more than 25% of its retail stores spanning 18 states.
News Release - Kinko's Increases Green Power Use Nearly 80 Percent With Agreements In Four New States
April 2003 - Strategic Energy LLC, a Pittsburgh-based competitive electricity supplier, announced that 57 Kinko's stores in Texas will purchase wind energy from the company to meet a portion of their electricity needs. The stores will use the cost savings realized from switching to Strategic Energy as their electricity supplier to offset the additional cost of the wind power. Under the multi-year agreement, Kinko's is expected to buy about 1.6 million kWh of renewable energy annually.
News Release - Kinko's Expands Texas Green Power Purchases With Strategic Energy
Strategic Energy Contact: David R. Grupp, (412) 644-3081
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.
News Release - Kinko's Boosts Green Power Purchases Nearly 40 Percent Nationwide - No longer online at kinkos.com
News Release - Kinko's Joins LADWP's Green Power Program - No longer online at kinkos.com
News Release - Kinko's Becomes Cleanest-Powered Retail Chain in the Philadelphia Area - No longer online at kinkos.com
News Release - Kinko's Increases Green Power Purchases in Washington State - No longer online at kinkos.com
Kinko's Media Contact: Maggie Thill (214) 550-7026
August 2000 - PG&E Corporation announced an agreement with Kinko's to provide wind power for up to 50% of the energy used by the company's New York-based retail operations. Kinko's intends to purchase "Pure Wind" certificates representing about 4.5 million kilowatt-hours of annual wind energy generation from a new 11.5-MW wind project currently under construction in Madison, New York. The certificates correspond to equivalent amounts of wind-generated electricity delivered to the New York power pool, and represent emissions avoided over other state power generation facilities.
The New York purchase adds to the growing list of purchase commitments by Kinko's—the company is already purchasing green power for about 90 stores in California, Colorado and Pennsylvania.
News Release - Kinko's Signs Agreement to Promote Emission-Free Electric Generation in New York State - No longer online at pgecorp.com
PG&E Corp. Contact: Patrick Hurston (301) 280-6802
Kinko's Contact: Larry Rogero (805) 652-4638
November 1999 - Kinko's, a leading retail provider of document copying and business services, has selected Greenmountain.com to be its energy service provider in California and Pennsylvania. Green Mountain will provide a "green power" blend to more than 75 Kinko's stores in California and several Pennsylvania-based branches, making the deal Green Mountain's largest commercial contract to date. Kinko's corporate Environmental Vision Statement explicitly states that the company will use energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy sources in its operations. Kinko's has already retrofitted more than 800 branches with energy-efficient lighting.
News Release - Greenmountain.Com Signs Kinko's For Cleaner Electricity