Green Power Headlines: Kinko's, Time Warner and More

Kinko’s and Time Warner have joined the growing list of businesses running on renewable energy. Kinko’s signed on with for its 75 California stores and for several branches in Pennsylvania. Time Warner chose Commonwealth’s Green Power for its 1700 accounts in the Los Angeles area.

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power has signed up over 20,000 customers for its green power program and predicts the program will reach 200,000 customers in the next two to three years. The utility supplies customers with free compact fluorescent light bulbs to offset the six percent green power premium with lower electric costs. The City of Palmdale, California also announced it is switching to Commonwealth Energy’s green power program.

Customers in regulated states will be able to access green power through The Center for Resource Solutions’s – the group responsible for Green-e green power certification – new “Green Pricing Accreditation Initiative.” Utilities that offer verifiable green power options to customers in regulated states can receive accreditation. Participating utilities must meet stringent environmental standards and must undergo an annual independent audit.

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