Kualo Switches to 100% Renewable Energy, Certified by Green-e Marketplace
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that web hosting company, Kualo, has purchased enough Green-e Energy certified clean energy to power 100% of its U.S.–based operations, including data centers. The purchase from Native Energy is sourced from renewable energy certificates from wind farms throughout the U.S.
“The data centers that power our digital lives are extremely energy intensive,” said Jennifer Martin, executive director of Center for Resource Solutions, the NGO that administers the Green-e renewable energy certification program. “By switching to 100% Green-e certified clean energy for its operations, Kualo is reducing the environmental impact of its corner of the Web, and serving as an example to other web hosts around the world.”
By powering its operations with renewable energy, Kualo is taking real action to reduce the impact of its energy use. Electricity generated from renewable sources results in less environmental waste and pollution and displaces other non-renewable sources from the electric grid. The company’s purchase of electricity created from nearly emissions-free renewable sources avoids carbon dioxide and other pollutants and serves to build the market for renewable energy nationwide, increasing incentives for developing new facilities. In 2016, renewable energy accounted for about ten percent of total electricity generation nationwide.
“For many years we’ve been on a mission to minimize our impact on the environment”, said Jo Stonehouse, Kualo’s Managing Director. “We’ve promoted efficiency measures that reduce our power usage, waste and travel requirements, and our U.K. operations have been powered by renewable energy since 2011. Our Green-e certification now aligns our U.S. operations with this same commitment to the environment. We’re proud to be the only hosting company that is Green-e certified, but we certainly hope that other companies in our industry also commit to using 100% certified clean energy in the very near future.”
Renewable energy purchased by Kualo through Native Energy is certified by Green-e Energy, the leading renewable energy certification program in the nation. Green-e Energy provides independent, third-party certification to ensure renewable energy products meet strict environmental and consumer protection standards, including being sourced from verified, new facilities; not being double-counted towards any state's renewable energy goal; and being retired on behalf of the purchaser. Every Green-e Marketplace participant undergoes annual verification and audits to document that it has purchased enough certified renewable energy to meet its annual commitment.
Established for more than 17 years, from a time when the Internet was still in its infancy, Kualo is a leading web hosting company with operations in the United Kingdom and United States. Kualo provides web hosting, domain registration, email and site building solutions that help thousands of businesses succeed online, backed by a team of dedicated professionals who provide fast 24x7 support. Kualo takes its social and environmental commitment extremely seriously, providing free hosting to non-profits, and powering 100% of its global operations with renewable energy. To learn more about Kualo, visit www.kualo.com.
About Green-e and Center for Resource Solutions
A program of the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), Green-e is North America’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification services through Green-e Energy, a renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, a greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, a program that provides forward-thinking organizations a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their renewable energy and climate commitment to their customers and stakeholders. To learn more about Green-e Certified products and programs available in all 50 states and Canada, visit www.green-e.org.