Dow Corning Corp. says it is purchasing 28,800 renewable energy certificates (RECs) from NextEra Energy Resources, through its EarthEra initiative, for 2010 and 2011. The RECs purchased are equivalent to the amount of energy projected to be used at Dow Corning's corporate headquarters in Midland, Mich., and will help balance the environmental impact of the site's carbon emissions and help build new renewable energy facilities.
The EarthEra program was developed by NextEra Energy Resources to help accelerate the nation's move to clean energy. All funds from Dow Corning's purchase are placed in the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust, where 100% of the funds are used to build new renewable energy generating facilities in the U.S., the company explains.
SOURCE: Dow Corning