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Kaiser pushes toward carbon neutrality with major renewable energy buy
San Francisco Business Times

Kaiser Permanente has finalized a renewable energy deal moving the Oakland-based managed care organization toward its commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2020.

The 180-megawatt power purchasing agreement with NextEra Energy Resources, the largest generator of wind and solar energy in North America, is enough to power 27 of the health system’s 39 hospitals. To put that number in perspective, one megawatt is enough energy to power around 250 homes for a year.

Kaiser CEO and Chairman Bernard J. Tyson said the new purchase will allow for 100 percent renewable energy use for the company’s facilities in California and approximately 80 percent across the rest of Kaiser’s footprint.