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
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October 2008 - Esurance, the online consumer auto insurance company, announced that it purchased nearly 4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind power, enough to offset 100% of the electricity used in each of its permanent offices across the United States. The renewable energy certificates (RECs) were purchased from Carbonfund.org and were sourced from wind farms in Texas. As a result of REC purchase, the company was named to the EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded the EPA’s minimum purchase requirements under its voluntary Green Power Partnership program.
News Release - EPA Inducts Esurance into Green Power Leadership Club