Luminant highlights environmental marks
Luminant has released its 2009 Environmental Review and the eight-page, quick reference source is available on the company’s web site, luminant. com.
The power company touted its accomplishments throughout 2009, including planting 1.1 million trees on previously mined land, avoiding, eliminating or offsetting 26 millions tons of carbon dioxide, and recycling nearly 2.2 billion pounds of coal combustioin byproducts.
“We are proud to be a leader in the progress Texas is making to create an even cleaner energy future,” said Shawn Glacken, senior vice president of environmental services.
Additional company accomplishments out lined in t he review included:
• Winning unprecedented f if th U.S. Dept. of Inter ior Director’s Award for reclamation.
• Remaining the leader in Texas wind power purchases with 900 MW, enough to serve 400,000 Texans.
• Bringing online Texas’ first new lignite coal power plants in decades, including Sandow Unit 5.