Dell Noted for Green Power Purchase Commitment
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - With increasing demand for sustainable products, tech companies are being challenged to come up with increasingly powerful units that are more energy efficient, made with sustainable power and sustainable materials that are easier to dispose of at the end of their lifecycle.
Dell recently received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for purchasing green power generated from sustainable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. The company currently purchases nearly 218 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, specifically biogas, solar and wind resources. It is the equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 32,000 passenger vehicles per year. The amount of green power purchased is also enough to meet 48 percent of the organization’s electricity use in the U.S.
When large companies such as Dell support green power they help accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity across the country and contribute to making the power sector greener.
“The use of renewable energy has been an important part of Dell’s sustainability programs since 2003, and an integral part of our commitment to Powering the Possible,” said Dane Parker, Vice President of Global Facilities and EHS.
Dell currently purchases utility green power products at its campuses in Round Rock, Austin and Plano (TX), Oklahoma City (OK) and Buffalo Grove (IL). Globally, the company purchases enough renewable sourced electricity to operate 16 facilities. In addition, Dell uses on-site solar photovoltaic systems to generate green power at its Round Rock and Bangalore, India locations.
The company currently ranks No. 25 on EPA’s National Top 50 list, as well as No. 5 on EPA’s Top 20 Tech & Telecom list, and No. 14 on EPA’s Fortune 500 list. Each list highlights EPA Green Power Partners using the most renewable energy annually as of July 3, 2013.
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