In its ongoing mission to be more sustainable, Whirlpool Corporation is constantly searching for ways to lower its carbon footprint and increase its output of clean, renewable energy.
As part of those efforts, Whirlpool Corporation’s American wind projects are growing. In late 2016, the company completed construction of a wind farm near its Findlay, OH plant, and broke ground at two additional plants in Ottawa, OH and Marion, OH.
New deals mean clean energy will power 20 percent of automaker’s global electricity load
DETROIT, September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - All of GM’s Ohio and Indiana manufacturing facilities – including those that build the Chevrolet Cruze and Silverado and GMC Sierra light-duty pickup trucks – will meet their electricity needs through 100 percent renewable energy. GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois wind farms. Once the turbines come online by the end of 2018, renewable energy will power 20 percent of GM’s global electricity use.
MINNEAPOLIS, June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken another step toward its climate goal with the signing of a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) for 100-megawatts (MW) of its Cactus Flats wind project. The wind project will produce renewable energy credits for General Mills that can be applied toward the company’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. During the peak of construction, the project will create about 250 jobs in the clean energy workforce.
We continually monitor the environmental effects of our business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving our manufacturing processes. Our expanded use of clean, renewable wind energy in Ohio is one example of how we work to minimize our impact on the planet.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to build wind turbines to help power its Marion and Ottawa plants in Ohio, a $13.5 million total investment that will build upon the company’s 46 year commitment to advances in sustainable manufacturing.
The completion of these projects has the potential to make Whirlpool Corporation one of the largest Fortune 500 consumers of on-site wind energy in the United States. Collectively, the company will be generating enough clean energy to power more than 2,400 average American homes.
In an amazingly bipartisan move, Congress just ensured the steady growth of wind and solar through 2021.
It’s astounding what Congress members can accomplish when they find that it’s in their best interest to cooperate. In order to ensure smooth sailing (at least on the budget front) until the 2016 election, Congress just passed a spending bill with none of the drama or tumult that has become its status quo. And, better yet, that spending bill promises to unleash the potential of solar and wind in our country as viable, cost-effective clean energy sources.
Arcadia Power's new 100% Wind Energy renewable energy product for residential and commercial customers independently certified by Green-e Energy
SAN FRANCISCO, August 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ —Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that Arcadia Power's new Wind Energy renewable energy product for its residential and commercial customers is now certified by Green-e Energy, North America's leading independent certification program for renewable energy sold on the retail market.
When you turn your lights on, do you ever wonder where that power comes from? How about when you are cooking dinner or making your morning coffee? What about when you are heating your home on a cold winter night? We often take our lifestyle based on a convenient and abundant supply of energy for granted. We switch our appliances on; drive our cars, use computers and cellphones without giving it a second thought. We use energy every day because it’s essential to our modern way of life. But do you ever wonder where the energy comes from?
Turbines expected to offset an estimated 22% of plant’s energy consumption
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), the world’s largest global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances is building on the company’s 40 years of commitment to sustainability by using wind energy to power its manufacturing facility located in Findlay, Ohio.
The dollars are continuing to flow into the renewable energy sector, in investments of all types and in government funding. Financial activity in renewables is strong and trending upward, despite questions of uncertain subsidies and rapidly changing costs. In the third quarter of this year, total corporate funding in the wind energy industry totaled $2.4 billion, according to consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. That funding includes venture capital, public market financing, and debt financing. In a VC deal, Goldman Sachs Group invested $140 million in ReNew Power Ventures.