WASHINGTON - World Wildlife Fund today announced that ten percent of the annual power for its Washington DC building would come from wind energy. The building is a 235,759 square foot facility with eight floors plus a two-level parking garage and houses several businesses in addition to the headquarters of WWF's US operations.
"Wind energy is an important part of the solution to global warming," said David Sandalow, executive vice president of World Wildlife Fund. "Like us, millions of Americans are eager to buy clean energy and be part of the solution."
The use of clean renewable energy resources helps reduce carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gas emissions that cause global warming as well as other toxic pollutants. WWF's commitment to renewable energy is in keeping with its efforts to combat global warming through its Climate Change Program.
The wind energy used by WWF will be produced by The Mountaineer Wind Energy Center, the largest wind power project east of the Mississippi River. The output from Mountaineer, located on Backbone Mountain in West Virginia, is marketed by Community Energy, Inc. and delivered in the DC metro area through Washington Gas Energy Services.
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