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March 05, 2003

White Wave Offsets All Its Electricity Use with Wind Power

White Wave, the country's leading producer of soy-based foods, is now buying enough wind power credits to offset all the electricity used in its manufacturing and operations. White Wave's purchase of 20 million kilowatt-hours of so-called "green tags"—credits earned by wind power facilities—makes it the largest U.S. company to offset all its electricity needs with wind power. White Wave purchased the wind power credits from Renewable Choice Energy and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, thereby avoiding the emissions of about 32 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year—the equivalent to removing 3,200 typical cars from the road. See the White Wave press release.

The purchase is sure to be a topic of discussion at the Green Trading Summit 2003, a conference examining the use of such credits for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and greenhouse gas emissions. The conference takes place in New York City on April 7th and 8th. See the Green Trading Summit Web site.