ATLANTA, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for the 2012 Globalcon Conference & Expo.
The RECs, which will be Green-e® Energy Certified, are targeted to match the electricity consumed during the two-day expo, which is being held March 7-8 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. A Green-e® Certified REC represents the environmental attributes of electricity generated from wind, solar, or other renewable generation facilities that meet certain vintage and production standards.
Organizations may use RECs to offset their indirect greenhouse gas emissions and help support the operation and development of domestic sources of clean, renewable energy. The RECs that GDF SUEZ Energy Resources will provide will displace an estimated 171,740 pounds of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of taking 15 cars off the road for a year.
"We're proud to continue our support of the Association of Energy Engineers and its commitment to clean energy," said David Coffman, V.P. of Marketing for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "This is an opportunity to further cement our relationship with AEE and Globalcon and to demonstrate that we share its dedication to pursuing environmentally responsible policies that promote the use of renewables."
Globalcon 2012 is aimed at decision-makers from business, industry, and government who are seeking energy solutions that assure a safe, secure power supply and effective management of costs. Attendees can visit the GDF SUEZ Energy Resources booth, No. 515, to see how the company can assist them with those concerns, including strategies for mitigating commodity market risks, managing demand and consumption, and maximizing the opportunities of a competitive energy marketplace.
"AEE believes strongly that sustainable practices are vital to businesses and energy decision-makers across the country," said AEE Executive Director Albert Thumann. "We are very appreciative that GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, a true leader in sustainability and renewable energy, is helping us spread that message through its ongoing support of Globalcon."
About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail energy suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial 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 80,000 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 part of International Power, which in North America 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, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers.
International Power is listed on the London Stock Exchange with ticker symbol IPR. GDF SUEZ SA holds a 70% interest in International Power plc. For more information, please visit www.iprplc-gdfsuez.com or www.gdfsuez.com.
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional society of over 15,000 members in 84 countries. The mission of AEE is "to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development." AEE offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and internet based), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs, learn more at www.aeecenter.org.
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