FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest independent retail electric supplier, today announced that it has donated renewable energy certificates (RECs) to match 100 percent of the estimated electricity usage at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's (USHCC) Annual Convention.
The USHCC Convention is known as the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in America, attracting business associations, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, chamber leaders and members, Hispanic business enterprises (HBEs), and policymakers from across the country. Approximately 7,000 attendees are expected to attend this year's program.
The 2013 USHCC National Convention is scheduled to take place Sunday, September 15 through Tuesday, September 17 in Chicago, Illinois. Liberty Power will supply enough RECs from Illinois wind energy facilities to match the estimated consumption for the event's venue, the Hilton Chicago, for the duration of the three-day convention. The donation of RECs will avoid approximately 608,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fueled generation facilities, which is equivalent to the CO2 emissions of nearly 34,000 gallons of gasoline consumed.
"We are excited to demonstrate the commitment of the USHCC and Liberty Power to sustainability by purchasing Illinois wind RECs to offset the consumption of the USHCC's Annual Convention in Chicago," said David Hernandez, co-founder & CEO of Liberty Power.
In addition to donating the RECs, Liberty Power will be a Hispanic Business Enterprise (HBE) Platinum co-sponsor for the second consecutive year. Liberty Power is also sponsoring the Energy and Sustainability panel, where Mr. Hernandez will participate as a panelist. The panel will take place on Monday, September 16 at 10:25AM.
"Liberty Power's continued support for the USHCC is commendable, and we are proud to call them a trusted partner and friend. Their leadership in the energy sector is marked by visionary initiatives -- including making our National Convention 'green' for the first time," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez.
About Liberty Power
Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Liberty Power is the largest independent retail electric supplier in the United States based on 2013 KEMA rankings of electric retailers. The company is also the first certified, minority-owned supplier with a national footprint, and the largest Hispanic-owned energy company in the United States according to Hispanic Business. Liberty Power provides large and small businesses, government agencies and residential customers with low-cost electricity and exceptional customer service.
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About the USHCC
Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic owned businesses across the United States that contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.USHCC.com
SOURCE Liberty Power