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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.

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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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