March 2007 - Connecticut College announced that it has expanded its green power purchases to meet 100% of its annual electricity needs. This year, under an agreement with 3 Phases Energy (now serviced by 3Degrees), the college is purchasing 15 million kWh of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) derived from wind energy facilities. The college has been steadily increasing its green power purchases since 2002, when green power met 17% of annual electricity needs.
News Release - College Continues Commitment to Renewable Energy
Connecticut College Contact: Eric Cárdenas, (860) 439-2508
December 2003 - Connecticut College has entered into an agreement with NY-based EAD Environmental to purchase wind energy for approximately 44% of its annual electricity needs, doubling its previous green power commitment. Under the two-year agreement, the college will purchase 13.3 million kWh of Green-e certified wind energy certificates sourced from wind farms in the United States.
News Release - Connecticut College Doubles Annual Renewable Energy Commitment: 13,300,000 Kilowatt-hours of Wind Energy Certificates Over the Next Two Years
EAD Environmental Contact: Samantha Unger (212) 806-0207
April 2003 - EAD Environmental, a New York City-based marketer of renewable energy certificates and greenhouse gas credits, is supplying two Connecticut-based colleges with green power. Connecticut College is purchasing 3.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of wind energy certificates annually, which represents 22% of the college's electricity needs. And students of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, raised funds to purchase EAD-supplied certificates for a spring campus event.
EAD certificates are Green-e certified and marketed via the Internet in 500-kWh blocks for $7.50 or 1.5¢/kWh. The company is a subsidiary of Natsource, a broker of emissions credits and renewable energy certificates serving wholesale markets.
News Release - Connecticut's Trinity College Buys Renewable Energy Certificates To "Green" 100% Of Their Energy Consumption For Spring Weekend '03
News Release - Connecticut College purchases Renewable Energy Certificates from EAD Environmental
EAD Environmental Contact: Samantha Unger (212) 806-0205
Natsource Contact: Matt Williamson (212) 232-5305
May 2001 - The Board of Trustees of Connecticut College unanimously approved a student measure calling for the College to purchase as much as 20% of its power needs from renewable energy sources. The move was spearheaded by the student body, which petitioned to raise student activity fees by $25 to pay the additional cost of purchasing the green power. The power will be purchased from the Connecticut Energy Cooperative, a Hartford-based, non-profit electricity provider that offers EcoWatt, a 100% renewable, Green-e certified power product.
As a result of the purchase, the entire Connecticut College community will have access to all cooperative products and services, including reduced lifetime memberships for their private use. Connecticut College has an enrollment of 1,670 men and women from 43 states and 59 countries.
News Release - Connecticut College is 1st College to Buy Green Power from the Co-op
CT Energy Co-op Contact: Bob Maddox (860) 586-2380
Connecticut College Contact: Nina Lentini (860) 439-2505