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Konica Minolta Healthcare Announces the Installation of a Clean Energy Solar System at its Wayne, NJ Headquarters

Konica Minolta Healthcare Solar System

Konica Minolta Healthcare has installed a solar system that will generate an estimated 541,645 kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, equivalent to matching nearly 90% of the facility’s onsite electricity usage.
Konica Minolta Healthcare has installed a solar system that will generate an estimated 541,645 kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, equivalent to matching nearly 90% of the facility’s onsite electricity usage.
Konica Minolta Healthcare has installed a solar system that will generate an estimated 541,645 kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, equivalent to matching nearly 90% of the facility’s onsite electricity usage.

WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., a leading medical imaging and information technology company, and EnterSolar, a commercial solar developer, announce the completion of a 461-kilowatt rooftop solar installation at Konica Minolta Healthcare’s headquarters in Wayne, NJ. The solar system will generate an estimated 541,645 kilowatt-hours of clean energy annually, equivalent to matching nearly 90% of the facility’s onsite electricity usage. 

Konica Minolta Healthcare is a division of Konica Minolta, Inc., a member company of RE100 that is committed to procuring 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2050, with a more immediate goal of 30% by 2030. The company has a comprehensive sustainability strategy that includes innovating green products and making its global operations more environmentally friendly. This solar project is Konica Minolta Healthcare’s latest step towards sustainability. The system is expected to generate renewable energy with environmental benefits equivalent to planting more than 9,100 trees or saving approximately 40,000 gallons of gas annually according to estimates provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

“Environmental sustainability and social responsibility are core tenants of our corporate philosophy,” says David Widmann, President and CEO of Konica Minolta Healthcare. “Globally, Konica Minolta’s commitment to renewable energy includes achieving a carbon minus status by 2030. The investment in a rooftop solar system at our US headquarters is one more step toward our goal to source 100 percent renewable energy for all global operations and our commitment to making a difference in the well-being of our planet and our population.”

“We are proud to have partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare on this noteworthy solar project at their headquarters. We hope to see other companies follow their lead to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and work towards a more sustainable future,” adds Peyton Boswell, Managing Director at EnterSolar. 

About Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.
Konica Minolta Healthcare is a world-class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology. With over 75 years of endless innovation, Konica Minolta is globally recognized as a leader providing cutting-edge technologies and comprehensive support aimed at providing real solutions to meet customer’s needs and helping make better decisions sooner. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a unit of Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE:4902). For more information on Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., please visit www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa.

About EnterSolar
EnterSolar is a leading national developer of solar photovoltaic and solar-plus-storage solutions to the commercial marketplace. The Company’s financing, engineering and project management teams work with each client to deliver a customized solar solution that provides a compelling return on investment. Expert

The West Intends Energy Suicide: Will It Succeed?

Suicide is viewed as a crime in many countries. In a court of law, it is a serious charge and the evidence needs to be conclusive for such an accusation to stand (e.g., did you actually see him attempt to jump off the bridge?). But when societies (or at least their leaders) attempt it, one can say that it safely falls under the rubric of the sovereign right to misrule. In the hallowed tradition of Western liberal democracy, so long as its political leaders are elected in free and fair elections, misrule leading to societal death by suicide is merely an unfortunate outcome of either gross negligence or culpable intention led by, say, a death-cult ideology. Nevertheless, let us proceed with the case for the prosecution.

The Circumstantial Evidence Of Societal Suicide

The first piece of evidence is an astonishing article published last week in the Boston Review by a professor of anthropology in Rutgers University . The good professor opined that Zimbabwe and Puerto Rico “provide models for what we might call ‘pause-full’ electricity”. The West, he continues, has created a vast infrastructure for generating and consuming electricity 24/7, 365 days a year. Since this is based on “planet-destroying fossil fuels and nuclear power”, we need to emulate the aforementioned poor countries and save the climate by giving up the demand for the constant supply of electricity.

To be fair, the professor also noted that the Zimbabweans and Puerto Ricans did not choose to accept electricity rationing but were imposed upon by the gross negligence and corruption of their governments. The professor cannot be lightly dismissed, and the Boston Review shares its domicile with MIT and Harvard University, the temples of wisdom in modern Western civilization. And the Review has its share of kudos, at least for those of a particular persuasion: “When it comes to publishing fresh and generative ideas, Boston Review has no peer” says Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of American History at the University of California, Los Angeles and Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times
NYT
best-selling author, opines that “Boston Review is so good right now.”

Let us move on to our second piece of evidence, this time from the other side of the “climate emergency” aisle.  Professor Fritz Vahrenholt is a giant among environmental circles in Germany. (The country is well known as the world’s leading champion for all things environmental and for pushing Europe to “net zero emissions by 2050”.) Prof. Vahrenholt holds a doctorate in chemistry and started his professional career at the Federal Environmental Agency in Berlin (responsible for the chemical industry) before joining the Hessian Ministry of the Environment. From 1984 until 1990 he served as state secretary for environment, from 1991 till 1997 as minister for energy and environment in the state of Hamburg.

One day before the publication of the Boston Review article on October 5th, Prof Vahrenholt stated baldly in a German TV interview that climate science was “politicized”, “exaggerated”, and filled with