Verso To Save Energy, Leaders Pledge

Verso Paper Corp. is participating in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Save Energy Now Leader program in which the company has pledged to reduce energy intensity by 25 percent during the next 10 years.

Verso representatives, President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Jackson, and Director of Energy Technology Mark Daniel, officially signed the pledge at a ceremony hosted by Assistant Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. in December.

“The Save Energy Now program fits well with Verso’s energy strategy, which is to reduce energy consumption overall, generate more green energy from renewable biomass, and reduce our carbon footprint, while simultaneously reducing cost,” said Jackson.

The DOE established the Save Energy Now initiative to partner with industries and contribute to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act goals through industrial energy intensity and carbon reductions. Through partnerships with states, local entities, utilities, associations and end-users, it can leverage resources to increase energy efficiency and save energy and money.

Presiding over the signing was the DOE’s Industrial Technology Program Manager, Douglas Kaempf, who recognized the participating companies as having “distinguished themselves as energy-management champions among their industry peers.”