PORTLAND, Ore. (PRWEB) June 23, 2016
Over 107,000 tons have been retired from this project by The Climate Trust-the equivalent of nearly 16,000 homes’ electricity use for one year.
“The digester project contributes substantially to the farm’s renewable energy goals and provides additional revenue streams-proving to be ecologically beneficial, as well as a sound investment,” said Marty Myers, General Manager for Threemile Canyon Farms. “It was a pleasure working with The Climate Trust to reach our joint goals, and create a new revenue stream that supports the vital work of dairy farms.”
“The Climate Trust is proud to play a role in meeting our national climate goals, especially through projects with such a strong opportunity for impact,” said Sean Penrith, Executive Director for The Climate Trust. “Reducing 3 million tons is a significant accomplishment, but with $5.5 million dollars ready to deploy this year, and 5.5 million tons of emissions reductions already contracted, results of even greater significance are expected.”
In 1997, The Trust was founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to assist new fossil-fueled power plants in complying with the Oregon Carbon Dioxide Standard; the nation’s first legislation to curb emissions of carbon dioxide.
“We are committed to staving off a disastrous rise in global temperatures, but we couldn’t deliver these results year-after-year without the close collaboration of our project development partners, and the dedicated support of corporations who voluntarily agree to offset their emissions,” said Dick Kempka, Chief Commercial Officer for The Climate Trust. “We are thankful to each and every one of you.”