We are proud to announce that Recycled Paper Printing, Inc. has purchased wind energy for 100% of our energy requirements. Environmental stewardship is an essential component of our mission and corporate values, with this purchase being just the latest demonstration of our ongoing commitment.
And our purchase is making a difference. As more wind energy is added to the electric grid, less conventional forms of energy are used, resulting in cleaner air and a healthier environment. At a time when decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels has never been more important, U.S. wind energy potential is estimated at more than twice the total electricity generated from all sources in America today, and this resource will never run out.
Not only is our decision an important one for our company, but I believe that our leadership in purchasing renewable energy is one that is valued by our employees and our customers.
We are deeply committed to improving the environment in which we all live and work, and to preserving it for generations to come. Together, we can make a difference.
HOW IT WORKS
Imagine the electric grid is a giant bathtub being filled with electricity from many different faucets. Each faucet is a different generation source, like nuclear, coal, and wind. Every time you turn on a light switch, you drain a little electricity from the tub.
Although buying wind does not mean that electricity is being delivered straight from the windmill to our business, it does mean that more electricity being put into the grid comes from wind, rather than other generation sources. By purchasing wind energy, we are reducing the need to generate electricity from other sources.
The wind energy we support is delivered directly into the electric grid, reducing the need for energy from fossil fuel sources like oil and coal. As more businesses choose to purchase wind energy, more wind farms will be built.