US financial institution Union Bank supports green energy programme

Union Bank, a US-based banking company, has announced that 11 of its San Francisco Bay Area offices have enrolled in MCE’s Deep Green electricity service enabling these locations to switch to 100% renewable energy.

Union Bank is the first financial institution within MCE’s service area to commit to Deep Green, and now operates 100% carbon-free in Marin County and Walnut Creek.

MCE is a public, not-for-profit Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) that offers renewable energy choices to electricity rate payers in Marin County, Napa County and the cities of Benicia, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Richmond, San Pablo, and Walnut Creek.

By enrolling in the programme, the participating Union Bank offices now operate while emitting zero greenhouse gas emissions from electricity usage. This is a collaborate initiative between the bank’s Corporate Real Estate team and Environmental Stewardship Department.

“Union Bank has a longstanding commitment to reducing our impact on the planet, and we are proud to be an early-adopter of this program that sources energy from clean, renewable sources, such as solar, wind, and biogas,” said Ryan Bjorkquist, VP of Environmental Stewardship at Union Bank.

“This is just one of the many green initiatives the bank supports in our focus to be a good steward of the environment.”

Two administrative offices and the following nine Union Bank branches are participating in MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy service.

“It’s inspiring to see a national company like Union Bank joining the ranks of local businesses that are leading the way to a clean energy future in California,” said Dawn Weisz, CEO of MCE.

This story was written by Liz Gyekye, editor at Bioenergy Insight.

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