Mohawk blowing in the wind (May 03, 2007)
May 3, 2007 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Mohawk Fine Papers is taking a step closer to sustainability by increasing the amount of wind-generated electricity…
Mohawk Fine Papers is taking a step closer to sustainability by increasing the amount of wind-generated electricity it uses.
As of March 1, the company started using 60,000,000 kWh of wind-generated electricity per year, up from 45,000,000 kWh. This accounts for roughly 60% of all the electric energy used for all of Mohawks manufacturing, converting and distribution operations.
Windpower is the future of renewable energy, George Milner, senior vice president of energy, environmental and government affairs said. Yes, our customers find sustainable papers a tangible way to express their own commitment to sustainability, but the larger idea is to stabilize energy costs and to do so in a socially responsible manner. The cost of electricity is going up 4-5% per year because much of it is made with fossil fuels, when you build a wind farm, the only future costs are maintenance.
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