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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Green News

Bank of America made a 10 year commitment to lend $18 billion to commercial clients committed to constructing green buildings and developing sustainable products and services. The remaining funds will be used to develop consumer programs. This would include incentives for purchasing merchandise or investing in companies committed to green house gas reduction.

PesiCo announced a 3 year purchase of renewable energy certificates that are comprised of more than 1 billion kilowatt-hours annually, to offset 100% of purchased electricity used by all PesiCo US facilities.This purchase has put PepsiCo in the list of top 25 green power purchasers.

GOOGLE Solar: Google installed the largest commercial system in the US to date. The worlds leading provider of solar cells is Sharp. They have installed the solar modules at Google's corporate headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Roof mounted arrays were installed and also two carports for their employees to park. If any employee has a plug in hybrid they can also recharge their cars.

Source: Business Education Guide

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