in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The Philadelphia Eagles football team will reimburse its employees living in the Philadelphia region and New Jersey who purchase wind energy - making it the first organization to pick up this type of cost for employees. The reimbursement is part of the team's Go Green campaign, which was launched in 2003.

"We hope to serve as an example for NFL teams and the corporate sector," says Christina Lurie, the team's owner. "Game days have a huge environmental impact considering traffic, trash, energy and material consumption, and water use. They are also opportunities for education and awareness."

If an employee purchases 300 kW of wind energy, it is equivalent to planting 268 trees every year or not driving 3,600 miles, the organization says. Considering the Eagles would get at least 100 employees to participate, the purchases would equal more than 26,800 trees planted.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?


Six Takeaways From The IRS' Start Of Construction Guidance: What You Need To Know

The IRS recently issued guidance to wind developers to further spell out what "start of construction" means. Will you be covered?


Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?

Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the first permit allowing the legal take of eagles, can wind developers expect more certainty in the agency's application process?


Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Tower Conference_id1965