Posted by Matt on Wednesday, March 09, 2011.

Greensburg named Wind Project of the Year

Greensburg Wind Farm, one of the community carbon projects in our offset portfolio, has been named Wind Project of the Year by Renewable Energy World. Brighter Planet is a charter supporter of the wind farm—alongside Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield, CLIF Bar, Aveda, Clean Air-Cool Planet, and Reverb—providing key funding from groundbreaking in 2009 through through project completion in 2010.

The Excellence in Renewable Energy awards were granted in five categories—including solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydro in addition to wind—with judges considering “the innovative technology that was employed as well as the projects’ impact on the industry at large and on the communities in which they were installed.”

We source top-quality projects that meet our rigorous offset policy, and it’s great to see one of our projects getting this recognition from industry analysts. Kudos to our partner NativeEnergy, whose vision and execution were critical in getting the project built. And many thanks to all you Brighter Planet cardholders out there whose daily support is instrumental in making this and other projects a reality.

As President Obabma said in a speech last year, Greensburg is “a global example of how clean energy can power an entire community—how it can bring jobs and businesses to a place where piles of bricks and rubble once lay.”

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