October 2, 2008 (HOSTSEARCH.COM) Web Host 1&1 (http://www.1and1.com) is supporting renewable energy for its data center in Lenexa, Kansas, USA, the company announced yesterday. 1&1 is purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the non-profit Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). The company will offset electricity usage at its data center though RECs sourced from the Bowersock Mills and Power Company's hydroelectric facility in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. All the RECs 1&1 purchases from BEF will be certified under the Green-e(r) Energy program, the United States leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. According to the company, the move will save 30,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
"1&1 Internet accepts the responsibility to become a green-powered company," explained the companys CEO, Mr. Oliver Mauss. "We are proud to now be the first big hosting company with all our data centers' energy usage offset by renewable, clean energy. We believe this is an important step for every organization to take, and a contribution helping to save our planet."
"1&1 is proud that our worldwide customers are now part of our 1&1 green coalition, with all hosted websites contributing to offsetting carbon emissions through the support of renewable energy," added Mr. Mauss.
Headquartered in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, USA, 1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet founded in 1988. The company hosts more than 10 million domain names and runs 55,000 servers through five data centers.