25 Sep '15, 10am

Mars U.S. Operations Now Powered By Wind: Mars Inc. has invested in the Mesquite Creek Wind Farm,

Mars U.S. Operations Now Powered By Wind: Mars Inc. has invested in the Mesquite Creek Wind Farm,

Mars has invested in a 200MW Texas wind farm You may know Mars Inc. for its timeless candy such as Snickers and M&M’s, and to a lesser extent, brands such as Uncle Ben’s Rice and Pedigree pet foods. But this $33 billion company is also taking on some compelling projects that the company says will make the company much more “sustainable in a generation .” One example of Mars’ investments in sustainability is the Mesquite Creek Wind Farm in western Texas. Announced last year , Mesquite Creek generates 200 megawatts of wind power, enough to electrify 61,000 American homes, or the equivalent of what Mars claims is sufficient to power its entire U.S. operation. Bloomberg reported the project’s cost, including its 118 GE wind turbines, was $345 million. The wind farm was financed largely by Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, which previously had invested in five utility-scale ren...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/special/climate-week-nyc-2015...

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