January 2005 - The World Bank announced that it will purchase renewable energy to meet 100% of the electricity needs of its Washington D.C. office. Under an agreement with Maryland-based WindCurrent, the Bank will purchase 85 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for one year sourced from wind energy facilities located in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest. The Bank's renewable energy commitment is part of an overall "Greening Program" established by its General Services Department to focus on sustainable development within the organization.
News Release - World Bank To Purchase 100 Percent Renewable Energy For Headquarters - No longer online at World Bank
World Bank Contacts: Sergio Jellinek (202) 458-2841; Tracey Osborne (202) 473-4033
Windcurrent Contact: Jim Maguire (410) 484-5079