February 2012 - Greenerprinter and Giovanni Food Company have joined Green-e Marketplace by purchasing Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates to meet their electricity demands. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, both companies can now display the Green-e logo to inform customers of their purchases of renewable energy.
Greenerprinter purchased 304 megawatt-hours (MWh) of Green-e Energy certified wind power, enough to meet 100 percent of the annual electricity needs for its U.S. operations, including its headquarters and printing facility. The purchase is supplied by Sterling Planet. Giovanni Food Company's purchase of 1,440 MWh of Green-e Energy certified wind is supplied by Constellation Energy. Giovanni's green power purchase matches 60 percent of the electricity needs at its manufacturing facility.
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Greenerprinter Moves to 100% Wind Energy
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Giovanni Food Company Goes Green With Renewable Energy Certificates From Constellation Energy and Joins Green-e Marketplace
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Greenerprinter Powers 100% of its Operations With Renewable Energy
September 2010 - Goodwill Industries International entered a two-year agreement with Constellation NewEnergy Inc. to purchase wind energy equivalent to 100% of the estimated annual energy use at its headquarters in Rockville, Md. The renewable energy certificates (RECs) will be sourced from Green-e Energy certified resources.
The purchase is part of an initiative for Goodwill and its independent member agencies to green their facilities to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy to provide RECs to Goodwill Industries
Contact: Charlene Sarmiento, 240-333-5590 (Media calls only)
June 2010 - Datapipe, a provider of managed hosting and IT services, is purchasing nearly 9 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, the equivalent of 100 percent of its total purchased electricity use for its New Jersey data centers. The renewable energy certificates are being supplied by Constellation NewEnergy with its Green-e Energy certified NewMix Wind product.
News Release - EPA Recognizes Datapipe for Leading Green Power Purchase
News Article - Greening Data Centers Presents a Real Opportunity to Improve Sustainability
Contact: Kristen Hamilton, 201-792-1918
April 2010 - The New York Stock Exchange purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match 100 percent of the approximately 28 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) used each year. The purchase is through a Constellation Energy subsidiary, Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. The RECs are from wind energy facilities and are Green-e Energy certified.
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy Signs Agreement to Supply New York Stock Exchange with Wind Energy
Constellation Energy Contact: Aaron Koos, 410-470-7433
May 2009 - Constellation NewEnergy Inc. announced it has been awarded an electricity and renewable energy supply contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) that will supply more than 150 federal agency and institutional customers in Washington, D.C. Under a two year contract, Constellation NewEnergy will supply 1.8 million MWh of electricity and more than 90,000 MWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually. The supply will meet the GSA requirement that 5 percent of their total demand be supplied from renewable energy or a REC equivalent. The building sites include the U.S. Capitol, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution, FBI, and the Federal Reserve.
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy to Supply Electricity to U.S. General Services Administration
March 2009 - In January, McCormick and Company, Inc. announced the completion of one of the largest solar power installations in Maryland. Constellation Energy installed 2,100 Solar World 175 watt crystalline solar panels and 92,000 square feet of thin-film photovoltaic material at the McCormick’s Hunt Valley Distribution Center and adjacent McCormick Spice Mill. The one-megawatt system is expected to generate approximately 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually to supply approximately 30 percent of the electricity needs of the Hunt Valley buildings.
News Release - McCormick and Constellation Energy Celebrate Completion of Solar Power Installation
John McCormick, 410-771-7110
Jim Lynn, 410-771-7803
Constellation Energy Contact: Aaron Koos, 410-470-4039
August 2008 - The U.S. Open professional tennis tournament was powered with wind energy for the first time in 2008. Under an agreement with Constellation NewEnergy, the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) purchased an estimated 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of Green-e certified wind renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match the electricity consumption for the duration of the U.S. Open, from August 25 through September 7, 2008. The purchase marks a first in professional U.S. tennis, following recent purchases of green energy or carbon offsets by professional sports franchises, venues, and events in U.S. professional baseball, football, and golf, among others.
In addition to the wind energy purchase, the USTA has also partnered with the National Resources Defense Council to distribute 100,000 wallet cards containing "Eco-Tips" on environmentally friendly practices. The USTA has also sponsored public service announcements concerning the environment on video boards at the event and on the U.S. Open website. They are also using a newly-designed U.S. Open green logo reminding fans to reduce, reuse, and recycle and have implemented a reuse and recycling program for waste at the event.
News Release - Constellation Energy Serves Up Wind Power for the 2008 US Open
News Story - U.S. Open Tennis "Goes Green"
Constellation Energy Contact: Jennifer Wood or Lawrence McDonnell, (410) 470-7433
May 2008 - Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 global manufacturer of glass composites and producer of residential and commercial building materials, announced that it is purchasing green power for its Gresham, Oregon foam insulation plant. Under the agreement with Constellation NewEnergy, Owens Corning has committed to purchase 25 million kWh of Green-e certified wind energy certificates sourced from Texas facilities, which is expected to be enough wind energy to power 100% of the plant's needs for one year. The plant will be operational in the second quarter of 2009.
News Release - Owens Corning Named a Partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership
Owens Corning Contact: Jason Saragian, 419-248-8987
February 2008 - Citigroup announced that it is purchasing green power for its newest skyscraper in New York and has increased its green power purchases by 55% over 2007 levels. Under an agreement with Constellation NewEnergy, Citigroup has committed to buy 56 million kWh of certified wind energy certificates, which is enough to meet 100% of the energy load for the next five years at Two Court Square in Long Island City, New York. The facility has been awarded Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.
News Release - EPA Recognizes Citi Among Nation's Leading Green Power Purchasers
November 2007 - Constellation New Energy has entered into an agreement to provide green power for Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots football team. Under a four-year agreement, Constellation New Energy will provide a total of about 2.4 million kWh of renewable-energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind farms to match the electricity needs of the stadium, including the lights, scoreboard and concession stands.
News Release - The Kraft Group Taps Constellation NewEnergy to Secure Wind Power for Gillette Stadium
News Article - Patriots set to put green power into play
October 2007 - Twenty-seven companies, organizations and individuals were recognized with national achievement awards at the Twelfth National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference in Philadelphia. The Green Power Leadership Awards recognize actions that are significantly advancing the development of renewable electricity sources through renewable energy markets. The awards are presented by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Resource Solutions.
Among green power purchasers, the highest honors went to City of Bellingham, WA, Johnson & Johnson, Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., PepsiCo, Staples, Wells Fargo & Company and Whole Foods Market, who were named Partner of the Year. Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power and Silicon Valley Power were named Green Power Programs of the Year and Constellation NewEnergy won for New Green Power Product. John Schaeffer of Gaiam Real Goods and William Sprately of Green Energy Ohio received the Green Power Pioneer Award.
News Release - Department of Energy Recognizes Six Leading Organizations for Helping the U.S. 'Go Green'
News Release - Who Said It’s Not Easy Being Green? EPA Recognizes Green Power Purchasing Leaders
More Information - 2007 Green Power Leadership Awards
More Information - Federal News Radio's Daily Debrief with Amy Morris (Green Power! - October 30, 2007)
May 2007 - The City of Hartford (Conn.) announced that it will offset 20% of its municipal power needs with renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased from Community Energy, Inc. and Constellation NewEnergy. With the purchase, which totals 8.6 million kWh, Hartford becomes the latest Connecticut city to join the 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign organized by SmartPower.
News Release - The City of Hartford Announces Significant Green Energy Purchase to Help Lead Connecticut's Clean Energy Efforts
April 2007 - Baxter International Inc., a global healthcare company, announced that it has purchased 15.5 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match the annual electricity use of its corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Ill. The company is also offsetting its natural gas use by purchasing credits on the Chicago Climate Exchange, of which Baxter is one of the founding members. The RECs are being supplied by Constellation NewEnergy from wind projects located across the country.
News Release - Baxter Announces Carbon Neutral Headquarters
February 2007 - The City of Evanston, Illinois has committed to use green power for 20% of the electricity needs of its municipal facilities. Under an agreement with Constellation NewEnergy, Evanston is purchasing 5.5 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind energy facilities. The RECs purchase will add about $7,000 to the cost of the energy agreement, or 0.13¢/kWh.
The decision to purchase RECs is another step in the city's ongoing environmental efforts, which include replacing city traffic lights with energy efficient bulbs and using cleaner burning bio-diesel fuel in city vehicles.
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with the City of Evanston, Illinois
News Article - City Officials Say Evanston Will Support Wind Power
December 2006 - The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), one of the 10 largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, has committed to a 10-year wind power purchase to meet one-third of the agency's overall electricity use. The 70 million kWh annual purchase, equivalent to 30 MW of wind energy capacity, makes WSSC the number one local government user of renewable energy in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership.
WSSC is contracting with Constellation NewEnergy to purchase power from a new wind farm to be constructed in Somerset County, Pa. The arrangement involves paying a fixed price over 10 years, which WSSC estimates will save the agency $20 million dollars over the life of the contract while also providing long-term electricity price stability.
News Release - WSSC Announces Major Green Initiative
News Release - Constellation Energy Wins Wind Power Agreement with Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
News Article - D.C. Suburban Agency Signs Wind-Power Deal
March 2006 - The City of Boston announced that it has entered into an agreement with Constellation New Energy to purchase renewable energy for more than 8% of the city's electricity needs, or 17.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually. The deal represents the largest renewable energy purchase by a local government in New England, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With the purchase, Boston joins nearly 50 other municipal members in the EPA's Green Power Partnership.
News Release - EPA Recognizes Boston Green Leadership
News Release - City of Boston joins EPA Green Power Partnership – Boston Will Make the Largest Local Government Green Power Purchase in New England
More Information - List of EPA Green Power Partners
February 2006 - Tom's of Maine, a leading maker of natural personal care products, announced that it will purchase renewable energy for 100% of the electricity needs of its 100,000 square foot manufacturing and fulfillment facility in Sanford, Maine. In partnership with Constellation NewEnergy and Clean Air-Cool Planet, Tom's will purchase 1.15 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates annually from the Ainsworth Wind Energy Facility in Nebraska to offset the electricity consumed by the facility.
News Release - Tom's Of Maine Moves To 100% Renewable Wind Energy
December 2005 - Constellation NewEnergy announced that it has signed a two-year contract to supply electricity to the City of Rochester, New York, including green power. Under the agreement, Constellation NewEnergy will supply 8 megawatts (MW) of peak load to the city with 15% supplied with the company's Green-e certified ElectricGreen product. Rochester's City Hall will be supplied with 100% green power. The city expects to save more than $450,000 over the contract period.
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy Wins Green Power Supply Contract With City of Rochester, N.Y.
News Article - City power includes renewable energy
August 2004 - Constellation NewEnergy, a Baltimore-based power marketer, announced that it is supplying green power to nine Starwood hotel properties in New York City during the Republican National Convention. Under the agreement, the marketer is supplying renewable energy credits sourced from Sterling Planet to meet the hotels' anticipated peak demand during the convention, approximately 10 million kWh. EAD Environmental and Constellation NewEnergy also supplied green power to Boston's FleetCenter during the Democratic National Convention in July.
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy Supplying Green Power to Starwood Hotels During RNC Convention in New York
News Release - Constellation NewEnergy to Supply Renewable Power for Democratic National Convention
News Release - Hyping Hydro Power (EAD Environmental Offsets the Democratic National Convention)
January 2004 - The Berkshire Eagle reported that three New England-based green power marketers — the Center for Ecological Technology (CET), CSGServices, and Constellation NewEnergy — have agreed to market electricity from a new, 30-MW wind project planned for the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts. The Hoosac Wind Power Project, which is being developed by EnXco, is expected to be operational by the end of 2004.
News Article - CET helping to market energy from wind farm - No longer at www.berkshireeagle.com
CET Contact: Laura Dubester (413) 445-4556
March 2003 - Working in conjunction with Maine PowerOptions (MPO), a not-for-profit consortium that serves as an aggregator for the state's governmental and non-profit organizations, Constellation NewEnergy has entered into a contract to supply renewable energy to a hospital in Maine. Under the agreement, York Hospital will purchase renewable energy to meet 100% of its electricity needs at a cost that is less than 0.5¢/kWh higher than Constellation NewEnergy's standard electricity rate. Constellation NewEnergy plans to continue to offer renewable options to medium and large commercial and industrial customers subject to interest and resource availability.
News Release - York Hospital is the First 100% Renewable Energy Customer of Constellation NewEnergy and Maine PowerOptions (PDF 112 KB) Download Acrobat Reader
Newsletter - Constellation New Energy News, Winter 2003
Constellation NewEnergy Contacts: Allison Watson or CarolAnn Hibbard (617) 772-7500
July 2002 - AES NewEnergy is partnering with the Environmental Resources Trust (ERT), a certifier and broker of green power, to offer a renewable energy option to non-residential customers in Illinois. Customers can buy green energy certificates supplied from existing (60%) and new (40%) landfill methane facilities to meet any portion of their electricity needs. The green power price premium varies depending on the volume purchased. AES NewEnergy currently supplies green power to the state of Illinois, which has committed to purchase green power to meet at least 5% of the state government's electricity needs.
AES NewEnergy Contact: Jim Belden (312) 704-8527
ERT Contact: Alden Hathaway (202) 785-8577 ext. 13