HOUSTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA announced that it will again donate Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in recognition of Earth Day on April 22. The donation will offset 100 percent of the museum's electricity consumption during the month of April, further strengthening the museum's commitment to environmental responsibility.
"We're honored to continue our relationship with the Houston Museum of Natural Science in providing visitors with a green destination in recognition of Earth Day," said Sam Henry, President of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "Backing our customers in building sustainable strategies is an important priority for us and reflects our ongoing efforts to support the broader development of clean energy."
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. According to www.eia.gov, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources' donation to the museum is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by 19,052 tree seedlings grown for 10 years, removing about 743 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, or displacing the estimated annual greenhouse gas emissions of 156 passenger vehicles.
"We value GDF SUEZ Energy Resources as our retail electricity supplier and are proud of our shared commitment to eco-friendly energy practices," said Latha Thomas, Vice President of Marketing & Communication at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. "Through their continued support, we are reducing our carbon footprint and setting an example of responsibility in the community."
As one of the most heavily attended museum venues in the United States, the Houston Museum of Natural Science houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and a wide range of permanent and traveling exhibit areas. It also maintains two satellite facilities – the George Observatory and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.
Green-e© is the nation's leading independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions in the retail market.
About the Houston Museum of Natural Science
The Houston Museum of Natural Science – one of the nation's most heavily attended museums – is a centerpiece of the Houston Museum District. With four floors of permanent exhibit halls as well as the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, Burke Baker Planetarium, and George Observatory, and as host to world-class and ever-changing touring exhibitions, the Houston Museum has something to delight every age group. With such diverse and extraordinary offerings, a trip to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive in the heart of the Museum District, is always an adventure.
About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial, industrial, and institutional customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 60,000 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.
For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy, and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. GDF SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit www.gdfsuezna.com.
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