Renewable Wind Energy
4,000 KWH Renewable Energy Credits
Our renewable wind energy was produced at the Weatherford Wind Energy Project in Oklahoma. 98 domestically built GE wind turbines produce a combined 147 MWH of clean power for the US energy grid.
The purchase of renewable energy credits directly supports the development of renewable energy projects. This means cleaner energy is being delivered to our power grid along with a reduction in carbon emissions from fossil-fuel electricity sources. In addition to these benefits, this project allows land to remain in agricultural use, delivers landowner lease payments, adds tax base to the counties, and provides employment opportunities.
2,570 Pounds of CO2E
Our carbon offsets were created by efforts to restore Garry oak habitat in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State. These hubs of biodiversity have lost over 99% of their original habitat in some areas. Garry oaks provide shelter and food to a wide range of species, some of which have become endangered and extinct.
By planting Garry oaks in protected locations, Amethyst is able to mitigate unavoidable carbon emissions. Over time, planting projects reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which can help soften the effects of climate change. This also means cleaner air and no net increase in carbon gasses associated with Amethyst operations.
6,000 Gallons Restored
The purchase of water balancing credits directly supports projects that restore native plants and habitat along a 35-mile section of the river between the city of Bend and Lake Billy Chinook, Oregon.
Over 115 cubic feet per second flowed in the Middle Deschutes during the summer months of a recent irrigation season, helping foster a healthy ecosystem for people, plants and wildlife.