November 2012 - Northwestern School Corporation, NativeEnergy, and Performance Services (PSI) have announced the successful installation of a 900-kilowatt (kW) windmill at Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana. The turbine is one of three turbines currently in the process of installation on Indiana school campuses by NativeEnergy and PSI. The other two turbines are located in Francesville and Morocco, Indiana. In each instance, the school district owns the wind turbine and takes advantage of the net metering incentive offered by the local electric utility to realize cost savings on the district's energy bill.
NativeEnergy's Help Build program allows outside purchasers of carbon credits to direct their purchase revenues to the support of future carbon saving projects. Purchasers of NativeEnergy's Help Build Carbon Offsets include CLIF Bar, Ben & Jerry's, AVEDA, and REVERB.
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October 19 Event Celebrates School Wind Energy Projects, Built With Carbon Funding From CLIF Bar, AVEDA, Ben & Jerry's, And REVERB
March 2012 - NativeEnergy and twenty-five organizations are collaborating to help build the 3.2 megawatt (MW) Iowa Farms Wind Project. Through the purchase of NativeEnergy's Help Build carbon offsets, the companies provide upfront funding for construction and development of projects. Organizations purchase the carbon credits that a project is estimated to generate over a fixed period, typically 10 years, and receive a share of the project's long-term verified carbon reductions after they are generated. The organizations are also sponsoring the Wewoka Biogas Project, located in Oklahoma, and the Northeast Farm Separation Project, located in Pennsylvania.
The participating organizations include: eBay, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Esurance, Eileen Fisher, Clif Bar, Comedy Central, ABR, Inc., AllPack, Aveda, Ben & Jerry's, National Geographic, The Brick Companies, Brighter Planet, Carlisle & Company, College of the Atlantic, Credit Union Cherry Blossom Run, Designtex, Eco Products, Pax World, Presidio, Reverb, RLP Capital, Touring Green, and Vital Choice.
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25 brands join forces to build carbon offset projects with NativeEnergy
Tom Rawls, 802-861-7707, ext. 215
August 2002 - Ben & Jerry's announced that it will offset a year's worth of carbon dioxide emissions from its Vermont ice cream production facilities by supporting the construction of a new 750-kW wind turbine on Native American lands in South Dakota. Through its participation in NativeEnergy's WindBuilders Business Partner program, Ben & Jerry's will purchase renewable energy credits equivalent to 4.5 million kWh of wind energy generated over the life of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe wind turbine currently under development. The purchase will offset approximately 5,000 tons of CO2.
The WindBuilders program enables individuals and businesses to support new wind farm construction through the advance purchase of long-term streams of renewable energy credits, including the associated CO2 offsets.
News Release - Ben & Jerry's and NativeEnergy Partner to Fight Global Warming - No longer online at benjerry.com
News Article (Audio) - Vermont Public Radio: Wind Energy Project Gets Boost from Ben & Jerry's
News Article - Rosebud, Arabia of wind - Its fable comes to life
NativeEnergy Contact: Tom Boucher (802) 877-6826