ING To Offset U.S. Operations With Wind Power Credits
ING plans to purchase enough wind energy credits to offset its entire U.S. operations. The financial services company announced its intention to become carbon-neutral by the end of the year.
The purchase is equal to 100 percent of its electricity usage at ING locations throughout the U.S. With the commitment, ING joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership 100% Club.
ING will buy 70 million kilowatt-hours of wind energy from wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy. The initial two-year purchase will power major sites for its approximately 10,000 U.S.-based employees in Atlanta, Denver, Des Moines, Iowa, El Segundo, Calif., Hartford, Conn., Minneapolis, Minot, N.D., New York, Scottsdale, Ariz., St. Cloud, Minn., and West Chester, Penn., along with nearly 100 smaller regional offices throughout the U.S.
Part of the purchase through Community Energy includes participation in a Connecticut green power program through the local utility. The commitment of one million kilowatt hours of eligible CTCleanEnergyOptions supply entitles ING to designate a free solar energy system to a local community.
Energy Manager News
- Data Center Energy Savings: Start with the Servers
- Toyota Plant in Kentucky Rolls Out Bioenergy
- GE Launches Wind- and Turbine-Focused Business Unit
- ERC: Electricity Price Trends for the Week Ending November 13
- NEMA: CT Retailers Should Charge Monthly Market-Based Rates
- MPUC to Issue Advisory Ruling on Two-Segment Fixed Rate Contracts
- MidAmerican Proposes to Recoup Costs by Billing Iowa Customers
- SCOTUS Asked to Nix All Extraterritorial State Energy Laws (Not Just Pricing)