Google, News Corp., Patagonia, Others Form Calif. Green Power Group
Fourteen California companies have formed a California affiliate network of The Green Power Group which will share best practices for purchasing and developing renewable energy. The big names involved include Advanced Micro Devices, Apple, BT Americas, Cisco, eBay, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Intuit, Levi Strauss, News Corporation, Pactiv Corporation, Patagonia, and Wal-Mart.
The Green Power Group – California Affiliates is the third commercial and industrial partnership developed by the World Resources Institute. The first two partnerships, the U.S. Green Power Market Development Group and the European Green Power Market Development Group, have developed over 600 megawatts of renewable energy through on-site projects and green power purchases. WRI says that the California affiliates will build on this experience to bring corporate renewable energy purchasing to significant scale in California.
“By working together, these companies hope to see improved green-power purchasing opportunities in the state,” said Alexander Perera, director of WRI’s Green Power Market Development Group.
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