in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Renewable Choice Energy reports that the City of Boston has purchased 28,000 wind-generated renewable energy credits (RECs) from the Colorado-based firm for fiscal year 2013, 33% more than were purchased in the prior year.

"The City of Boston is committed to leading by example to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," says Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "Purchasing renewable energy credits is one of our many strategies to reduce the city’s carbon footprint.”

According to Renewable Energy Choice, the RECs purchased by the City are sourced from 100% U.S. wind power facilities and certified by Green-e Energy, a leading U.S. certification program for renewable energy. The City has been purchasing green power in the form of RECs for the past seven years.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.


Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995