Bioenergy, Solar, Wind Power

REI Steps Up to 20 Percent Green Power

[CSRwire] Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative providing quality outdoor gear and apparel, announced at its annual meeting Monday that it will purchase 10 million kilowatt hours of green power, or 20 percent of the company’s national electricity usage. The purchase of wind, landfill gas and solar generated electricity will provide 100 percent of the power for 17 of REI’s 82 retail stores, and is equivalent to the annual use of more than 1,000 average homes. The switch to renewable resources eliminates over 5,500 tons of CO2, equivalent to removing more than 1,000 average cars from the road. …