in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Two thousand Texas homes are getting wired into the wind grid with a green donation from Allstate Insurance Co. The insurer will purchase 24.5 million kW from the Horse Hollow II wind farm in west Texas.

Allstate says it has made a "significant financial contribution" to eco-energy organization Carbonfund.org for the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs). These credits are being used to fund wind energy for Texans and reforestation projects in Kansas and Louisiana.

Allstate Texas Region Field Vice President Rich Crist says the company will immediately begin to offset a portion of annual energy usage at its corporate headquarters and business miles traveled in vehicles through contributions to the reforestation and wind projects.

The purchase of RECs helps offset the company's current greenhouse gas emissions, but Allstate says this is part of a growing, balanced approach to going green that includes real reductions.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?

The California Wind Energy Association says it is disappointed with the draft Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which was recently released by state and federal agencies.


New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension

U.S. representatives have introduced the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014, which would extend the production tax credit (PTC) and other provisions through 2016.


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.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995