New England Aquarium Offsetting Power Usage With Renewable Energy Credits


The Boston-based New England Aquarium will again be offsetting 100% of its estimated annual electricity usage with renewable energy certificates (RECs), thanks to a donation from GDF SUEZ Energy Resources.

For the sixth consecutive year, GDF will donate the RECs, which represent the environmental attributes or benefits associated with a specific quantity of energy generated from a renewable source, such as wind or solar. In addition to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, RECs encourage the development of domestic sources of renewable energy.

‘We're proud to maintain our support of the New England Aquarium and its ongoing focus on achieving eco-friendly operations,’ says J.D. Burrows, vice president of marketing for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. ‘Helping our customers incorporate sustainable practices in energy strategies is a priority for us. This donation reflects that priority and reinforces our dedication to promoting investments in cleaner energy sources.’

‘Conservation is at the very foundation of everything we do in our exhibits, educational programs and visitor attractions,’ adds Nigella Hillgarth, president and CEO of the New England Aquarium. ‘GDF SUEZ Energy Resources understands that and helps ensure our energy management strategy mirrors this strong commitment to environmental responsibility. We couldn't be more honored to have the company as our retail electricity provider.’

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