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Cascades offsets with wind energy


July 30, 2008
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Cascades is offsetting some of its carbon dioxide emissions with wind energy. According to a recent report by the B…

Cascades is offsetting some of its carbon dioxide emissions with wind energy. According to a recent report by the Business Review, the company purchased 11 million kilowatt hours of wind power from Community Energy, and will use the credits at its facilities in Waterford and Mechanicville, NY, where its North River line of paper products is made.

The Business Review reported Steve Ott, marketing manager for Cascades as saying the company anticipates making further purchases of renewable wind energy credits. “It’s one reason we felt that we absolutely had to address the issue of renewable energy,” he said.

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While the two plants won’t run entirely on wind-produced energy, the credits will be used to supply wind energy that is generated and delivered somewhere on the power grid, The Business Review confirmed.

While Cascades declined to report the amount it paid for the credits, Ott did confirm that its purchase of wind energy credits equates to 17 million miles of vehicle travel, or 1.85 million trees.


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