Did you know drinking wine is good for the environment? Well, drinking Jackson Family Wines is, with the Californian producer being granted a Green Power Leadership Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Praised for its green power usage, the winery's award recognises the country's leading green power users, helping to advance the development of the voluntary green power market. Jackson Family's new Green Power title shows it favours environmentally preferable renewable resources, and is working to reduce its carbon footprint.
'This is the second time Jackson Family Wines has been recognised by the EPA for its leadership in embracing renewable energy,' said Katie Jackson, VP of external affairs and sustainability. 'JFW first won in 2011 for our purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) on behalf of 100% of our company's energy usage.
'This time, we are recognised for our continued commitment to the purchase of green, renewable energy, as well as our implementation of our 6.5 MW of on-site solar energy systems installed across nine wineries, the largest in the US wine industry. According to the EPA, our current green power use, of nearly 44 million kWh, is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 4,000 average American homes annually.'