Yahoo! Invests in Renewable Energy

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Yahoo! The internet service provider is joining up with other big companies (Whole Foods, Aspen Skiing Company, Interface and even the 2006 World Cup, just to name a few) in purchasing renewable energy credits (insert yodel here). They've joined up with the Santa Clara Green Power renewable energy program to purchase 804,000 kWh of clean renewable energy credits, derived from new wind and solar generation sources in California. This wind and solar energy commitment is in line with Yahoo! for Good, the company's community relations program. This commitment prevents the annual release of more than 800,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas and is equivalent to planting 108 acres of forest or removing 70 cars from the road for a year; no word on what percentage of their energy usage the purchase represents. ::Silicon Vally Power via ::GreenBiz and ::sustainablog

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