ATLANTA — Neenah Paper Inc. was recently awarded a 2009 national Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to a press release.
The Green Leadership Award, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) recognizes the leading actions of organizations, programs and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources, the release stated.
John Gray, director of engineering and energy at Neenah Paper, said: "Neenah Paper is honored to be recognized by the EPA for our efforts to help reduce our impact on the environment. At every turn, we want to make meaningful choices that conserve our natural resources. Green power purchasing is one way we can help to accelerate the nation''s transition to cleaner renewable energy. We continue to look for ways to be a leader in sustainability and to meet international standards for socially responsible behavior. It not only helps us reach our sustainability goals, but encourages others to make a shift to cleaner sources of electricity."
Neenah Paper''s energy purchases consist of environmentally preferable, renewable sources, such as wind and biomass, which have little to no impact on the environment and produce no net greenhouse gas emissions in generating electricity, the release noted.
According to the release, Neenah Paper was one of only 10 companies in the United States to be named a Green Power Purchaser.
Neenah Paper has been a green power purchaser since 2005; in 2006, the company became a member of the EPA''s Green Power Partner Leadership Club, the release added.
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