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Retail electricity provider GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA has signed a deal to supply the Houston METRO with renewable energy certificates (RECs).

Under the agreement, the authority will offset 20% of its electricity consumption by purchasing RECs from GDF, which, in turn, will provide 6,232 RECs to offset another 5%. Each REC represents the environmental attributes or benefits associated with a specific quantity of energy produced from a renewable source, such as wind or solar.

Additionally, GDF says it will determine the carbon footprint of three key parts of METRO's operations - buildings, public facilities (e.g., rail stations, park-and-rides, transit centers) and traction propulsion substations - and provide a monthly carbon footprint report. 




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