Forget Red or Blue - Philly Got a Little Greener This Week Thanks to WGL Energy
As everyone arrives in Philadelphia for four days of convention
activities, the political energy is palpable. Unfortunately, energy
consumption and emissions are also going to be on the rise around Philly
as travel and transportation increase and convention events keep the
lights on around the clock.
To help offset this increased energy usage, WGL Energy Services, Inc.
(WGL Energy) has donated enough carbon offsets to counterbalance the
hotel stays of all 28,000 convention attendees for all four days of the
"We are proud to be greening all of the convention attendees' hotel
stays by donating carbon offsets," stated Alicia LaRoche, Manager of
Green Energy Products at WGL Energy. "This effort demonstrates our
commitment to providing a full spectrum of Energy Answers, including
wind and solar power, which support a sustainable and renewable energy
Carbon offsets are an affordable and innovative way to counterbalance
emissions resulting from everyday activities such as travel and energy
use. Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy specifically are Green-e® Climate
certified and derived from verified carbon reduction projects in the
waste management sector, which capture and destroy methane from regional
landfills. Even better for the environment, WGL Energy invests a portion
of the proceeds into the Carbon Reduction Fund, managed by the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation and used to develop new projects, such as tree
plantings, to improve air and water quality in the region and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.
So what does it mean to offset the hotel stays of 28,000 people for four
days? It's the same as:
Taking 352 cars off the road for one year, or
Avoiding the consumption of over 187,000 gallons of gasoline, or
Planting over 43,000 tree seedlings that grow for 10 years.
To learn more about the projects supported by these carbon offsets,
Beyond the convention this week, WGL Energy is working in partnership
with sporting events, concerts, corporations and communities to
counterbalance energy usage, travel and other activities that produce
greenhouse gas emissions. It's these types of energy answers and options
that will drive a more sustainable and resilient future.
About WGL Energy
WGL Energy delivers a full spectrum of energy offerings, including
electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, carbon reduction,
distributed generation and energy efficiency solutions provided by WGL
Energy Services, Inc. and WGL Energy Systems, Inc. To learn more, visit
us at www.wglenergy.com.
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WGL (NYSE:WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source
for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and
assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL
Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity,
green power and energy services, including generation, storage,
transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a
company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our
community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter,
small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal
agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more
information, visit us at www.wgl.com.
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