Thursday, April 20, 2006

Largest Wind Power Purchase in Ontario.

I believe that not everyone is a huge fan of Wal-Mart, however I have to tip my IFAW ballcap for this move...

Wal-Mart Canada today announced that it has made the largest commercial purchase of green power in Ontario's history. In partnership with Bullfrog Power, Wal-Mart will purchase 39,000 MWhrs of green power over a three year period. In the first year alone, this purchase will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 7,000 tonnes.

Bullfrog Power, Ontario's first 100% green electricity retailer, sources power exclusively from wind and low-impact hydro generators that meet or exceed the federal government's Environmental Choice(M) Program EcoLogo(M) standard for renewable electricity. Wal-Mart's decision to support clean renewable power is a component of the company's comprehensive environmental strategy that includes a commitment to reducing emissions across its Canadian operations.

"Wal-Mart Canada is demonstrating its leadership through this multi-year purchase of green power," said Tom Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power. "By supporting clean, renewable power in Ontario, Wal-Mart is taking meaningful action to reduce its carbon footprint and help combat the environmental and health consequences of air pollution in the province."
In 2006, the following SAM'S CLUB and Wal-Mart stores will be bullfrogpowered, meaning their electricity usage and associated greenhouse gas and smog-inducing emissions will be offset through an equivalent purchase of green power: Pickering, Collingwood, Toronto (St. Clair & Runnymede), and Cambridge.

Also a nice reminder that our day to go Bullfrog is coming soon...

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