Here in Texas, we are famous for our oil wells, but we also have a wealth of flat, usable land that in the past was mainly used for cattle grazing and agriculture. Now it is also used to generate wind power.
What makes us carbon neutral?
Instead of just purchasing RECs and then telling ourselves that we have done enough, we do more.
- Our green data center uses less energy — it is twice as efficient than traditional data centers.
- We offset the energy that we use by investing in Texas wind power through Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).
We are proud to offer Carbon Neutral Hosting.
Traditional electricity is generated from coal or nuclear – each of which have harmful impacts on our health and the environment. We purchase 100% of our power usage equivalent for our servers and office equipment in wind-powered Renewable Energy Certificates.
Our data center is twice as efficient and uses half the energy than traditional data centers. On top of that, we have invested in wind power here in Texas. So, not only does our data center use less energy — a great deal less energy — but we also offset the energy that we use by investing in wind power. Green Host It has purchased Certified Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) representing the electricity used to power and cool every one of our web hosting servers.
- Clean, green data center powered by renewable energy
- Certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset our energy usage
- Reduce - Reuse - Recycle in the data center and in the office
Renewable Energy Certificates
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) provide us with the opportunity to channel funds to renewable energy projects. By purchasing renewable energy certificates, we are not only offsetting our own emissions of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases, we are participating in a community of responsible businesses and individuals. The income from REC's goes towards either supporting existing wind turbine farms or developing new ones.
Wind Farm Projects
Wind farm projects have created new, permanent jobs and also provided new sources of revenue for the local communities through investments in local infrastructure, lease agreements with land owners, and tax revenues. It's a win-win for the environment and for the economy.
Did you know that as of November 2010, the largest wind farm in the world is located in Roscoe Texas, followed by the second largest wind farm located in Nolan County, Texas? Texans are proud of the fact that our great state is leading the way in wind power generation as a renewable energy source.