New York-based Syracuse University has purchased a total of 123 million kWh of wind power in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy.
According to Boulder-based Renewable Energy Choice, the REC purchase will go through 2016 and offset 35% of the university's total electricity consumption. It will also decrease the university's annual greenhouse gas emissions by 45 million pounds. The 100% wind power RECs are sourced entirely from wind farms located in the U.S. and certified by Green-e Energy.
Syracuse University has voluntarily purchased green power since 2005 as part of its integrated Climate Action Plan. Nathan Prior, associate director for energy conservation at the university, says, "Partnering with Renewable Choice Energy allows Syracuse University to further decrease its carbon emissions while highlighting its commitment to sustainability and energy conservation in a fiscally responsible manner."