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.


Advertisement

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?

Advances have made it feasible for wind turbine blades to adjust individually. However, other factors are preventing the technology's widespread use.


Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015