NEW YORK Feb. 3, 2011
Sony is purchasing Green-e verified renewable energy certificates (RECs) through Renewable Choice Energy and 3Degrees. Additionally, Sony is using its own on-site solar installations, which produce more than 600,000 kWh/year. These activities demonstrate a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.
January 5, 2011 www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists
According to EPA, Sony’s green power purchase of more than 143 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 20,000 passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 13,000 average American homes annually. This purchase also qualifies the Company for EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA’s minimum purchase requirements. Green Power Leadership Club members must purchase ten times the partnership’s minimum requirement organization-wide.
Sony’s recent green power purchase and on-site solar generation initiatives are part of its ongoing support of renewable energy and its commitment to reducing its environmental impact globally under its "Road to Zero" environmental plan, through which the Company aims to achieve a zero environmental footprint by 2050.
About Sony Corporation of America
New York, NY Tokyo, Japan $78 billion March 31, 2010
About Renewable Choice Energy
Boulder-Colo New York Times http://www.renewablechoice.com
3Degrees’ mission is to mitigate the effects of climate change by accelerating the development of a low-carbon, renewable energy economy.
3Degrees realizes this mission by helping its utility, business, green building and other partners utilize environmental markets to build stakeholder value. Through these partnerships, 3Degrees increases demand for renewable energy and carbon offsets, channels capital to renewable energy and carbon reduction projects and improves the efficiency of environmental markets.
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About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
SOURCE Sony Corporation of America