in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Vision-Ease Lens (VEL), a manufacturer of eyeglass lenses, is reducing its carbon footprint through the purchase of enough wind energy to run its facility in Ramsey, Minn.

"Manufacturers have a responsibility to offer a better option for eco-minded consumers," says Doug Hepper, president and CEO of VEL. "Reducing Vision-Ease Lens' carbon emissions as a manufacturer translates directly to consumers. We're giving them another, more important factor to consider when making lens purchases."

VEL says it is one of Minnesota's largest industrial companies to purchase all of its electricity from renewable resources. The company purchases renewable energy from Connexus Energy, an electric distribution cooperative.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995