Bloomberg Businessweek // May 01, 2013
Verizon announced that it will invest $100 million in a solar and fuel-cell energy project that will help power 19 of its facilities in seven states across the country. When completed next year, the project will enable Verizon to annually generate more than 70 million kilowatt hours of its own green energy -- enough to power more than 6,000 single-family homes a year -- while eliminating more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide -- enough to offset the annual CO2 emissions from more than 1 million gallons of gas. Power Engineering reports:
"This is a natural evolution of our sustainability efforts and of our use of alternative energy to power a variety of our facilities," said James Gowen, Verizon's chief sustainability officer. These projects will reduce our carbon footprint, relieve demand on the electrical grid and enhance the resiliency of our proven service continuity -- even during outages."Read more here.