November 2011 - Fifteen global companies announced their commitment to become certified under the new WindMade consumer label at a global launch event in New York, hosted by WindMade and the UN Global Compact. Companies committing to use the WindMade label include Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Method, Beckton, Dickinson & Co., Better Place, Widex, Droga5, G24 Innovations, Engraw, RenewAire, TTTech, Vestas Wind Systems, PwC DK, and LEGO Group.
The WindMade label allows participating companies to communicate the share of wind power and other renewable energy sources as part of their overall power consumption. Companies using the label must source a minimum of 25 percent of their electricity use from wind power. The wind energy share can be procured through a company-owned wind generation facility, long-term wind power purchase agreement, or the purchase of renewable energy certificates approved by WindMade.
News Release -
Leading Global Brands Sign Up for new WindMade Label
Additional Information -
WindMade Launches Standard for New Label
Angelika Pullen, WindMade, 917-279-5460;
Fred Hashway, WindMade, 401-440-1700;
Morten Kamp, Vestas
October 2010 - Twenty-eight companies, organizations and individuals were recognized with national achievement awards at the Renewable Energy Markets 2010 Conference in Portland. The Green Power Leadership Awards recognize actions that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through renewable energy markets. The awards are presented by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Resource Solutions.
Among green power purchasers, the highest honors went to the Kohl's Department Stores, Motorola, Inc., TD Bank, and Whole Foods Market, who were named Partners of the Year. The City of San Francisco and Phoenix Press, Inc. were recognized for their On-Site Generation. Corvallis, Oregon and Park City, Utah were honored as Communities of the Year. 3Degrees, Bonneville Environmental Foundation, SunRun Inc., and SolarCity were named Non-Utility Green Power Suppliers of the Year. La Plata Electric Association, Inc. and Portland General Electric won for Utility Green Power Programs of the Year. Arizona Public Service was awarded for Best Green Power Education Outreach Program. Sundance Square was named for Best Promotional Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser. Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power were recognized for Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier. Thor Hinckley of Portland General Electric received the Green Power Pioneer Award.
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More Information - 2010 Green Power Leadership Awards
May 2010 - Motorola, Inc. increased it annual green power purchase to 119 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). The company is purchasing Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from NativeEnergy. The RECs support a wind facility in North Dakota.
The purchase represents 32 percent of Motorola's purchased electricity used in the United States. Motorola previously purchased green power equivalent to 20 percent of its use. Motorola is now ranked 26th on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Top 50 green power purchasers.
News Release - U.S. EPA Recognizes Motorola for Leading Green Power Purchases
Contact: Tama McWhinney, 847-538-1865