Bigelow Tea, the nation’s top specialty tea company, has joined hundreds of Idaho Power residential customers and dozens of commercial customers as a participant in the Green Power Program. Through the program, customers like Bigelow buy renewable energy.
Since Idaho Power launched the Green Power Program in May 2001, participating customers have used more than 300 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy, equivalent to avoiding more than 240,000 tons of CO2 or removing more than 43,000 cars from the road, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
Bigelow enrolled in the Green Power Program’s 100% option, choosing to pay an additional one cent per kWh for all energy its Boise plant uses. In addition to supporting renewable energy, the program funds grants to teach local students about renewable energy.
In this video, Bigelow President and CEO Cindi Bigelow explains how her company worked with Idaho Power to reduce environmental impacts through wise energy use and choosing Green Power.