Monday, January 28, 2008

Intel Becomes Largest Purchaser of Green Power in the U.S.

U.S. (TGW) – Intel will purchase 1.3 billion kilowatt hours a year of renewable energy certificates, making Intel the single largest corporate purchaser of green power in the United States.

"We have a long history of commitment to the environment and energy efficiency is an important consideration in everything we do, from building transistors to designing microprocessors and running our factories," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.

The certificates will subsidize the development of wind, solar, biomass and small-scale hydro-electric sources of energy, Intel said.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimated the purchase is the equivalent of taking more than 185,000 cars off the road for a year.

Via :: Press Release