SOURCE: Neenah Paper

September 14, 2006 12:58 ET

Neenah Paper Becomes Wisconsin's Largest Purchaser of Renewable Energy and Joins U.S. EPA's Distinguished Green Power Partnership Wednesday, September 20, 1:30 P.M.

NEENAH, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 14, 2006 --

WHAT:   Neenah Paper has become the largest purchaser of green power in
        the entire state of Wisconsin and has been named to the U.S.
        Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) distinguished Green Power
        Partnership.  The partnership recognizes organizations for
        exemplary green power purchases.

WHO:    U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership Program Director, Matt Clouse,
        will be present to honor Neenah Paper for its commitment to using
        renewable energy.  Also in attendance will be the following
        individuals:
        --  Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources -- P. Scott Hassett
        --  Mayor of Neenah, Wis. -- George D. Scherck
        --  Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Herb Kohl -- Marlene
            Mielke
        --  We Energies' Vice President of Customer Relations -- Walter
            Kunicki
        --  Center for Resource Solutions' Communications and Marketing
            Coordinator -- Sarah Krasley
        --  Chlorine Free Products Association's Exec. Director -- Archie
            Beaton

WHEN:   Wednesday, September 20th
        1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
        Please arrive 15 minutes early to ensure we can begin on time.

WHERE:  The Neenah Paper mill
        135 N. Commercial Street
        Neenah, Wis.

WHY:    As a member of EPA's Green Power Partnership, Neenah Paper
        demonstrates its ongoing commitment to using alternative energies
        and has pledged to replace a portion of its electricity consumption
        with green power.  The purchase of more than 10 million
        kilowatt-hours (kWh) of renewable energy qualifies Neenah Paper for
        membership in the partnership and makes the company the largest
        purchaser of renewable power in the entire state of Wisconsin.

        Green power comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar,
        low-impact hydro and biomass.  Renewable resources have little to
        no impact on the environment and produce no net greenhouse gas
        emissions in generating electricity.

        The environmental benefit of Neenah Paper's renewable power
        purchase is equal to reducing the CO2 emissions associated with
        the combustion of 1,037,754 gallons of gasoline.  This is the
        equivalent of reducing the emissions associated with the
        conventional electricity needed to power nearly 11 percent of
        residential household units in Neenah, Wis.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Kim Mitchell
    Kapnek Communications, Inc.
    Office ph: 215-830-9890 (through Sept. 19)

    Meredith Christiansen
    Neenah Paper
    Cell ph: 678-634-1566 (On Sept. 20)