College To Purchase RECs From Constellation NewEnergy

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Goucher College has announced that it will purchase renewable energy from Constellation NewEnergy to match a portion of its electricity usage at its Baltimore-based campus.

Constellation NewEnergy, a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, will supply Goucher with renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match 25% of the college's projected electricity consumption for the next three years.

Goucher's RECs will come from wind energy sources certified by Green-e Energy, an independent verification program for renewable energy.

‘Environmental sustainability is a major component of Goucher's strategic plan, and this purchase is an important step in fulfilling our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions,’ says Sanford J. Ungar, president of Goucher College.

The purchase of renewable energy will help Goucher fulfill its commitment to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, a nationwide pledge among colleges and universities to sharply reduce GHG emissions.

SOURCE: Goucher College

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