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Computer manufacturer Dell is now powering its Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, facility with 100 percent wind energy. A company statement that the initiative, for which the company has partnered with Oklahoma Gas and Electric, should save nearly 5,100 tons of carbon dioxide emissions this year. "Integrating green power into our operations whenever and wherever possible is a key environmental and business strategy," says Dane Parker, director of environment, health, and safety at Dell. "It's critical that our industry take a leadership role in the transition to a green economy." Dell says that 35 percent of its U.S. energy use and 20 percent of global energy use now comes from renewable sources, and that it plans to reduce its worldwide facilities' greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2015.