FatCow Goes Green With Wind Energy
Web hosting and domain registration provider FatCow announced today that its offices and data centers are now 100 percent powered by wind energy.
"We're offsetting all of our electricity use by purchasing wind-generated Renewable Energy Certificates," explains Paul Bukhovko, FatCow's Marketing Manager, "providing our customers with an environmentally preferable Web hosting solution." The Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are being supplied by wind energy marketer and developer Community Energy Inc. (CEI).
FatCow is buying 4,412,000 kilowatt hours (kWhs) per year of wind-generated RECs - a volume comparable to the entire output of one 1.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine over the course of one year. When compared to the average generation mix in the national electric grid, the estimated environmental benefit from this purchase is equal to offsetting approximately 2,260 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, the impact of which is equivalent to planting about 2,390 acres of trees each year or not driving 6.1 million miles.
"Electricity generation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and Community Energy applauds FatCow for taking action on climate change," says Brent Alderfer, Executive VP of Community Energy. "Their commitment to 100 percent wind-generated RECs makes a difference for cleaner air, a stronger economy and new clean energy sources in the U.S."
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