BOSTON, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the eighth consecutive year, ENGIE Resources – the third-largest non-residential electricity provider in the United States – will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the New England Aquarium. The gift in support of clean energy matches 100 percent of the Aquarium's estimated annual electricity usage, further underscoring the nonprofit's commitment to environmental responsibility.
Each Green-e® certified REC represents the environmental attributes or benefits associated with a specific quantity of energy generated from a renewable source, such as solar or wind. In addition to helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions, RECs encourage the development of domestic sources of renewable energy.
The donation by ENGIE Resources, which has recently rebranded, will displace the estimated annual greenhouse gas emissions of 1,277 passenger vehicles driven for one year, the impact of 2,174 tons of waste diverted from landfills, or the carbon dioxide emissions from the total energy usage of 553 households for one year.
"We couldn't be more proud to continue our long-standing relationship with the New England Aquarium. With this donation, we are providing visitors with a green destination year-round, supporting the landmark venue's ongoing focus on achieving eco-friendly operations while promoting investments in cleaner energy sources," said JD Burrows, Vice President of Marketing for ENGIE Resources. "We like to think of it as a win-win-win. That's a win for the community, a win for the environment, and a win for our customer."
"We're delighted to continue working with a leading retail electricity supplier who truly understands what's important to our organization and our community," said Nigella Hillgarth, President and CEO of the New England Aquarium. "Environmental conservation and protection is at the heart of everything we offer through the Aquarium. It's ingrained in our educational programs, our exhibits, and – thanks to ENGIE Resources – our energy strategy."
About New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium presents inspiring experiences for 1.3 million visitors annually and engages the public with its commitment to protect marine animals through innovative scientific research and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans. The Aquarium combines education and engagement to encourage visitors to take action to protect the blue planet and is the only Boston-based cultural institution with a mission focused primarily on the environment.
About ENGIE Resources
ENGIE Resources, which recently rebranded in 2016, is the third-largest non-residential retail electricity supplier in the United States and currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 14 states: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 61,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW. The company offers electricity service to residential and small business customers under the brand Think Energy®.
For more about ENGIE Resources, visit www.engieresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow ENGIE Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. ENGIE Resources is part of ENGIE North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S. and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, retail energy sales, as well as services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize their energy use and expense.
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