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Horizon joins Pure Power programPosted Friday, July 23, 2010, at 4:06 PM
Horizon Screen Printing and Promotional Products is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Green Power Partnership. Horizon Screen Printing is purchasing more than 20000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 15 percent of the organization's electricity use. Horizon Screen Printing is participating in Ameren's Pure Power program. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives right here in Missouri through the purchase of renewable energy credits (REC).
"Purchasing green power helps our organization become more sustainable, while also sending a message to others across the U.S. that supporting clean sources of electricity is a sound business decision and an important choice in reducing our dependence on foreign energy sources," said Dru Reeves, General Manager.
Green power includes electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro. These resources generate electricity with a net zero increase in carbon dioxide emissions, while offering a superior environmental profile compared to traditional power generation sources. Green power purchases also support the development of new renewable energy generation sources nationwide. More information about this program can be found at www.mypurepower.com or by contacting Jill Wicks, Pure Power Outreach Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org. According to the U.S. EPA, Horizon Screen Printing's green power purchase of more than 20000 kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 3 passenger vehicles per year or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 2 average American homes annually.
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