January 2011 - Lundberg Family Farms (Richvale, CA) opened a new warehouse that supports a solar system expected to produce 500,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually. The company is already producing approximately 584,000 kWh of green power through solar panels located on the farm. With the new installation, the farm expects to generate 20 percent of its electricity from solar. In addition, Lundberg Family Farms purchases renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy to match the rest of its electricity use.
News Release - At Lundberg Family Farms, Sun Powers More Than Just Rice Fields
October 2004 - At a ceremony held during the Ninth National Green Power Marketing Conference in Albany, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued Green Power Leadership Awards to 19 purchasers and six suppliers. The awards are designed to recognize the actions of individuals, companies, and organizations that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through voluntary green power markets.
Among green power purchasers, Montgomery County (Maryland), Staples Inc., Silk, Clif Bar, and the U.S. General Services Administration received Green Power Partner of the Year Awards—the highest purchasing honor given. In addition, the following purchasers were recognized for their substantial green power purchase commitments: Salt Lake City, Johnson & Johnson, New York Municipal Wind Buyers Group, College of the Atlantic, Whole Foods, Interface, Inc., Alterra Coffee Roasters, Lundberg Family Farms, Edwards Air Force Base, Harbec Plastics, California State University at Hayward, Mauna Lani Resort, Rodney Strong Vineyards, and the City and County of San Francisco, Moscone Convention Center.
Among green power suppliers, Austin Energy received the Green Power Program of the Year award, the highest honor. Lenox Municipal Utilities, PaloAltoGreen, Calpine, The Energy Cooperative of Pennsylvania, and PPM Energy, Inc. were also recognized for their substantial achievements as green power suppliers.
The Center for Resource Solutions issued recognition awards for outstanding leadership in building and shaping the market for renewable energy. Green Power Market Development Awards were presented to the following individuals and organizations: Western Washington Green Power Campaign, World Resources Institute, and Rob Harmon of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. Honorable Mention awards were presented to the Maine Green Power Connection, and Alan Apt and Jim Welch of Fort Collins, Colorado.
News Release - 2004 Green Power Leadership Award Winners EPA, DOE, CRS To Honor National Green Power Leaders
July 2003 - 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees) announced that Lundberg Family Farms, a Sacramento-based farm and packager of natural and organic rice products, will purchase green power for 100% of the electricity used to run its milling, processing, and packaging operations. Under the agreement with 3 Phases, the farm will purchase 4.4 million kWh per year of wind energy certificates supplied from the Stateline and Klondike wind energy facilities in Oregon. Lundberg Family Farms is a member of the EPA Green Power Partnership.
News Release - Largest California Agri-Business Commits to Renewable Power
Lundberg Farms Contact: Tim O'Donnell (530) 882-4551
3 Phases Contact: Dan Kalafatas (415) 346-7662