SLU Buys 15% of Electricity from Renewable Sources

St. Lawrence University Purchases Renewable Energy Credits For Third Year

For the third straight year, St. Lawrence University has honored its commitment to purchasing a minimum of 15 percent of its electricity from renewable sources.

Each Renewable Energy Credit (REC) purchased is equivalent to one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity. The University purchased 2,343 RECs this year.

St. Lawrence pledged the commitment upon signing the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007. Each year since that time, the University has purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).

The RECs were purchased, for the second time, from EarthEra. Created by NextEra Energy Resources, 100 percent of the revenue received from the sale of RECs is directed to the EarthEra Renewable Energy Trust and used to build new renewable energy facilities in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources is the largest producer of wind and solar energy in North America, with over 20 years experience building and operating renewable energy projects. It recently announced the opening of the first facility financed through the trust, a solar project near Philadelphia.

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