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Ikea Buys Six German Wind Farms

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Kit B (276)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 6:42 am

Darn. Each time I go to site an ad pops up, when I close that a page without this story shows. Need some help Marco.

Marco C (31)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 7:12 am
Sorry, my bad. I was too anxious to bring the news to you all and the Financial Times that published the article does not support posting their work elsewhere on the Web. I will have to withdraw it or attempt to resubmit.


Marco C (31)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 8:19 am
This is another site which carries a similar article for those of you with some unsatisfied curiousity. Industry sees an advantage in the alternatives and are not necessarily waiting for government to act.

Alice C (1797)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:22 am
Thanks for posting this link I have shared ~ Happy 1st day of Spring !

Mike S (86)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:36 am
Great article. Thank you for posting Marco.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:39 am
outstanding :)

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:45 am
Noted, thanks Marco. It's obvious most governments don't give a damn about the environment if it has to be business that takes the lead, good for them...somebody has to do it.

Susan L (150)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:47 am
I had the same problem as Kit, but did read the story from the posted links. Sounds like Ikea is pretty serious about green energy and putting their money where their mouth is. Thanks for the article Marco and the forward, Kit.

Toni C (508)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:58 am
I couldn't access the site, either, but thanks for the post anyway, Marco!

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 12:32 pm
You have to register with FT, if you're not a paid subscriber you have a limit on the number of articles you read per week. Great articles and reporting, so do it. Highlights include:

"The deal, completed earlier this year but announced by Gamesa on Wednesday, increased Ikea’s total installed wind power capacity to 93MW, enough to cover about 10 per cent of group electricity needs....Nearly half the electricity used in its stores and distribution centres around the world comes from renewable sources, the company said. It is in the process of equipping 150 of its buildings with solar panels, it added."


Noreen k-Potts (21)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 12:35 pm
The more wind farms we have the better!

Jacqueline Fonseca (29)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 12:38 pm
I can't wait to use the other link! It seems like a great article

Mary Jakubiak (6)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 12:58 pm
It's good to know that someone somewhere is going after the "good" energy.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 1:36 pm
Good news. Let's hope that they continue to buy more in the future

Edgar Zuim (47)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 2:20 pm
I could not access the site. But the idea and initiative for sustainable energy is commendable and demonstrates common sense.

Tracy Schaal (8)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 2:25 pm
Yes, more wind farms we have is always better! Great to see corps. getting in on the action. Makes perfect sense!

Joy M (169)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 3:07 pm
Good news.. we sure need wind frarms.....Thanks

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 3:16 pm
Always good news to have more wind & solar power initiatives!:)

. (0)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 4:31 pm
Wind farms are very useful forms of 'green' energy, although I don't believe they're yet capable of replacing conventional energy sources. But every bit helps.

Sylvia Walker (18)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 4:37 pm
couldn't read the article but I think it's a good thing.

J. O (24)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 5:41 pm
Yes!!! A company with some common sense doing a progressive thing. Hooray!

Bruce Van Tassell (7)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 5:48 pm
IKEA and other large corporations invest in both America's and Canada's huge wind belts. Get solar happening majorly in Az. and NM other desert area's Africa and drop the nukes now!

Iona Kentwell (129)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 7:32 pm
Companies that give a damn! Fantastic. That's the kind of action that needs to be supported. From what I can tell these guys are pretty ethical, with their staff as well, so there at least is one store you can spend without guilt.Thanks.

Patricia Geller (34)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 9:15 pm
Couldn't get the whole article. Great Ikea is buying the wind farms. I'm hoping/assuming they will be used here in America?

Melissah C (389)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 10:32 pm

Mark H (44)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 10:47 pm

Julie W (32)
Monday March 21, 2011, 3:26 am
Why did they buy them in Germany. Ikea is not a German company.

Jeanne J (55)
Monday March 21, 2011, 4:07 am

Gina M (0)
Monday March 21, 2011, 4:48 am
No, Ikea is not a German was founded by ingvar Kampard, from southern Sweden! (he is of German ancestry ). In the 1970s, he donated the company to a charitable foundation ilocated in the Netherlands, but Kampard is still the head of the cmpany, making him one of the worlds most richest men!

He has other wind farms throughout the world!

KS Goh (0)
Monday March 21, 2011, 5:12 am
Thanks for the article.

Carol H (229)
Monday March 21, 2011, 8:36 am
noted, thanks Marco

Victoria S (19)
Monday March 21, 2011, 10:00 am
I knew there was a reason why I liked Ikea. Thanks for the good news

Robert O (12)
Monday March 21, 2011, 11:54 am
Thanks Marco.

Gvapo T (22)
Monday March 21, 2011, 1:23 pm
second link is working. thanks :)

patricia lasek (317)
Monday March 21, 2011, 3:42 pm
Great news! Thanks for the forward, Kit.
We need more companies like Ikea investing in sustainable energy.

Robert B (60)
Monday March 21, 2011, 3:56 pm
The GOP will probably look at this as a communist plot:) I have heard something about the republicans attacking the funding for alternative power. Is this true?

Renee A (4)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 7:47 am
well done IKEA

. (0)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 1:45 pm
Thank you

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 22, 2011, 4:08 pm
I am another one who could not connect to further information, but thanks anyway Marco...I got the gist. I have always thought that Ikea was ahead of it's time and I am not surprized that they will be supplying energy to their own!
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