Bullfrog Power on Earth Day, April 22, noted a milestone it had reached with Ricoh Canada, which has been using Bullfrog Power’s green electricity program to reduce its environmental impact for more than a decade. With more than 5,500 megawatt hours of electricity put onto the grid on its behalf, Ricoh Canada has displaced more than 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the emissions from more than 3.5 million kilometres driven by an average passenger vehicle.
“We’re delighted to celebrate Ricoh’s tenth anniversary with Bullfrog Power alongside the company’s global commitment to the RE100 to use a minimum of 30 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050,” said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power.
Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power ensures that renewable electricity is put into the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity that Ricoh Canada’s distribution centre in Concord, Ontario, uses. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
“The partnership with Bullfrog is a great example of Ricoh’s longstanding collaborations on sustainability as we strive to reduce our environmental impacts across the entire business,” said Glenn Laverty, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ricoh Americas; President and Chief Executive Officer, Ricoh Canada, Inc. “We take great pride in our new commitment to RE100 and in working with Bullfrog Power as part of Ricoh’s global efforts to implement measures against climate change and enhance sustainable environmental management.”
Ricoh Canada is also contributing to Bullfrog Power’s community renewable projects program that has supported more than 130 community-based projects across Canada. In Ontario, the Bullfrog-powered community helped to fund a 225-panel solar project on Kew Beach Junior Public School in Toronto’s The Beach neighbourhood.