Renewable Energy

About 55% of the energy we use to make our paper products comes from biomass, a renewable energy source.

We Support Renewable Energy. Locally.

Evergreen Solar Farm. In 2010, Evergreen Packaging worked with FLS Energy and Progress Energy to develop the largest solar facility of its kind in the eastern United States. The project was unique because the solar facility was installed on a closed landfill site and produced renewable energy purchased by the utility, Progress Energy (now Duke Energy Progress). "Landfill space is an ideal application for solar energy, and Evergreen Packaging was the ideal partner for this project," says Dale Freudenberger, CEO of FLS Energy. "Evergreen is a forward-looking company, and we will always be indebted to them for their willingness to take a chance on a small local solar company." Since then, FLS Energy has become one of the leading solar developers in the country. "Evergreen played a very important role in making us the company we are today," says Freudenberger. FLS developed over 225 megawatts of solar energy in 2016 enough to power approximately 34,000 average U.S. homes. Evergreen is proud to have provided the space for FLS to expand its achievements and goals. And the contribution to community service and environmental stewardship continues. FLS conducts tours of the Evergreen Solar Farm for community members and students, and Evergreen representatives often attend. The Evergreen Solar Farm has received a lot of business and media attention from all over the country, including queries about how to adapt landfill space for solar farms. FLS believes there are tremendous opportunities for job growth and expansion through renewable energy including biomass, a significant source of energy for Evergreen Packaging. "We are on the brink of a new energy economy in the United States," says Freudenberger. "An economy that creates high-paying jobs, provides a safe and secure energy portfolio, and helps to leave this planet in a little better shape than we found it."

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