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EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines With Green Power Leadership Award

Jackson Family Wines announced on Monday that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA’s annual Green Power Leadership Awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented Jackson Family Wines with a Green Power Partner of the Year award at the 2016 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Francisco, California on October 17, 2016.

<p.jackson a="" accelerating="" according="" across="" addition="" administration="" and="" annual="" annually="" as="" award="" based="" be="" by="" calculations="" california="" choosing="" chosen="" clean="" consumption="" currently="" distinguish="" electricity="" energy="" enough="" epa="" family="" from="" future.="" generating="" generator="" green="" homes="" impact="" in="" independent="" industry="" information="" installed="" is="" jackson="" kilowatt-hours="" largest="" leadership="" market.="" meet="" million="" more="" nationwide="" nearly="" nine="" numbers="" of="" offset="" on="" one="" only="" onsite="" organization="" organizations="" over="" overall="" partner="" partners="" per="" percent="" power="" production="" recognizes="" renewable="" research="" solar="" strategy="" sustainable="" systems="" that="" the="" their="" themselves="" this="" three="" through="" to="" transition="" us="" use.="" using="" was="" which="" will="" wine="" wineries.="" wines="" with="" worth="" year.="">“It is a great honor to be the first winery selected by the EPA as a Green Power Partner of the Year,” said Katie Jackson, VP Sustainability and External Affairs. “Our investment in renewable energy is driven by my family’s commitment to make the highest quality wines in the most responsible manner. As a family owned business committed to remaining viable for multiple generations, we are excited to be leaders in demonstrating the value of green power in supporting energy independence and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

Green power is zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps users reduce their carbon footprints.

“Receiving the Green Power Partner of the Year Award is a great honor,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “We applaud Jackson Family Wines’ exemplary leadership in using and advancing the market for green power. This should serve as a model for the entire country.”

According to the EPA, Jackson Family Wines' current green power use of nearly 44 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 4,000 average American homes annually.

Jackson Family Wines’ approach to sustainability is rooted in the family’s multi-generational vision to make world-class wines while having a positive and lasting impact upon natural resources, employees and communities. Highlights of Jackson Family Wines’ progress since 2008 include:

  • Certification for all family-owned wineries and vineyards through third party sustainability programs: California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW), Sustainability in Practice (SIP), or Low Input Viticulture & Enology (LIVE)
  • 31% reduction in overall winery water use
  • 8.4 megawatt hours of Tesla Powerpacks (stationary battery storage systems) installed onsite
  • 17% reduction in Scope 1- 3 market based greenhouse gas intensity
  • 98% of bottling line materials recycled annually
  • Support for more than 50 community-based non-profits working to build a better world.

Jackson Family Wines published its first ever sustainability report in September of this year. The report is supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals, which include:

  • 25% reduction in market-based Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions intensity
  • 33% reduction in winery water intensity
  • 50% offset of winemaking operations electricity usage from onsite renewables
  • 50% reduction in facility solid waste generation
  • 75% employee participation in annual community volunteer program
  • Achieve zero-waste tasting rooms
  • Pilot an innovative trial or continue an ongoing experimental pilot project each year
  • Commit to at least one land conservation or restoration project per year



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