Acer, a hardware and electronics corporation, says it has purchased enough green power to offset 100% of its carbon emissions from electricity at all of the company's U.S. facilities through the end of 2015.
The company is purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy. The RECs are certified by Green-e Energy and sourced from a blend of renewable energy types, including wind power and biomass. The purchase totals more than 27 million kWh of green power.
Acer says it has established global emissions-reduction targets of 30% by 2015 and 60% by 2020.
Emmanuel Fromont, president of Acer America Corp., comments, "We are excited to work with Renewable Energy Choice to acquire renewable energy certificates as an element of Acer's global climate change strategy and will continue to consider RECs as an option for meeting our global emission reduction goals."
Along with the renewable energy purchase, Acer has elected to become a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership and is now included in the agency's rankings.
"EPA is excited to welcome Acer America Corp. as a Green Power Partner and congratulates them on their No. 24 ranking on our Top 30 Tech & Telecom list of the largest green power users," says Melissa Klein, communications director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership.
"By opting to purchase renewable energy, Acer America Corp. is helping to grow the nation's clean energy economy and reducing harmful carbon pollution. The company's impressive commitment to use 100 percent green power serves as an example of leadership for others to follow."