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PG&E Purchases RECs for San Francisco

June 2005 - The Center for Resource Solutions announced that Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) purchased enough Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset the carbon dioxide emissions associated with San Francisco's electricity use on June 5. The purchase was made to honor the United Nations World Environment Day 2005 Conference, which was hosted in San Francisco from June 1-5.

To make San Francisco's electricity use "carbon neutral" for the day, PG&E purchased 2.8 million kWh of RECs supplied from the 41-MW Edgeley Wind Farm in North Dakota through California-based marketer 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees).

News Release - California Utility Uses Green-E Certified Renewable Energy To Make San Francisco Electricity "Pollution Free" For A Day

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