Wednesday, August 1st 2012

From the Newsroom at Community Energy

“With a continued commitment to clean energy, the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to purchase more than 22 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Renewable Energy Credits matching 100% of their electricity usage with wind and solar generation. Opting for the top choice in green electricity with the highest environmental benefit, the purchase commits to a significant portion of generation from local sources, including a slice from a new solar generation project under development in Lancaster County by Pennsylvania-based renewable energy supplier, Community Energy, Inc.  The annual environmental benefit equals that of 2,942 zero-emission passenger vehicles or the same as planting 285,000 trees and growing them for ten years.  By staying local the purchase also invests in jobs in the region.

The two-year commitment is part of the Phillies’ Red Goes Green program, an effort to lead the way in the clean energy movement at professional sports venues.  In 2008, the Phillies became the first Major League Baseball team to join the EPA’s Green Power Partnership (GPP) program, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchased electricity use. Today, the Phillies are still the largest purchaser of renewable energy among MLB teams.”

Read more at Community Energy’s Newsroom…