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Kaiser Permanente makes biggest clean energy buy in healthcare

March 5, 2015

Kaiser Permanente recently announced that it signed three contracts to purchase electricity from wind- and sun-powered electricity plants to reduce carbon emissions at its healthcare facilities, according to an article on The Advisory Board website.

"Climate change is also a health issue [and] the health impacts are already being experienced by our communities, our members," according to Rame Hemstreet, Kaiser's chief energy officer. 

As part of the plan, the health system will install 100 rooftop solar panels at its hospital, parking facilities, and medical offices, which it says will decrease carbon emissions by 30 percent. 

Altogether, the health system expects to purchase enough solar and wind power to supply about 50 percent of the electricity needs for its 500 California facilities. 

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