Like many businesses, VoxVerde is always working to reduce its carbon footprint—the amount of greenhouse gases produced by burning fossil fuels. Businesses burn fossil fuels in almost every aspect of operation: from manufacturing goods to operating facilities or services, transporting products, and delivering communications—not to mention managing the waste produced in all these activities.
At VoxVerde, our servers are powered directly by a solar array. RECs—renewable energy certificates or credits—give companies another way to buy energy from alternative sources. An REC represents 1 MWh of electricity generated from a renewable source. The suppliers of this electricity can use RECs in three ways: to meet states’ renewable energy requirements, to sell to directly to their customers, or—the key for corporate sustainability goals—to trade.
When big corporations tout their green initiatives, it’s natural (pun intended) to question their environmental sincerity. When that corporation is Walmart, that skepticism grows exponentially.