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
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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
March 2003 - Clif Bar, a Berkeley, California-based maker of nutrition bars and foods for endurance activities, announced that it will offset the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the energy used to power its offices, manufacturing operations, and business travel during 2002 by purchasing renewable energy credits generated from a new Native American-owned wind turbine. Through its participation in NativeEnergy's WindBuilders program, Clif Bar will purchase renewable energy credits equivalent to 2.2 million kWh of wind energy generated over the life of the 750-kW Rosebud Sioux Tribe wind turbine in South Dakota. The purchase will offset approximately 2,000 tons of CO2.
News Release - Clif Bar Inc. Offsets its Impact on Global Warming through Wind Farm Partnership