3Degrees named Supplier of the Year

Press Release | November 19, 2014

Innovative projects and products help secure seventh win 

San Francisco, CA — November 19, 2014 — 3Degrees Group, Inc. received its seventh Green Power Leadership Award today from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for outstanding efforts, initiatives and programs that significantly advance the nation’s voluntary green power market.  EPA will present 3Degrees with the award at an event held in conjunction with the 2014 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Sacramento, California on December 3, 2014. 

“We are honored to again be named Supplier of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Steve McDougal, President of 3Degrees.  “We think this seventh win is directly tied to two things: 3Degrees’ extensive outreach capabilities that blanket the country in one-to-one conversations about renewable energy and our continued focus on projects that are meaningful to our customers and have lasting positive impacts on the communities where they are located.” 

In fact, 3Degrees is known for supporting innovative projects that generate more than just renewable energy. The projects also often hold additional benefits, such as:  

  • Developing leading edge technology through the nation’s first grid-tied tidal power project

  • Reducing the environmental impact of farming and waste management


Missouri's 2nd Green Power Community recognized at iREC

3Degrees In The News | October 22, 2014
Creve Coeur Wins Renewable Energy Award
The City of Creve Coeur is proud to announce that it was awarded Community Renewables Project of the Year by Interstate Renewable Energy Council (iREC) at Solar Power International. The award, won through popular vote, recognizes achievement in the advancement of renewable energy use through an innovative approach by a community. This milestone was reached through a successful community challenge completed in 2013,
“My heartfelt congratulations to the citizens and businesses in our community,” says Creve Coeur Mayor Barry L. Glantz. “This is a wonderful achievement, one that we can be proud of and continue to build on for years to come.”
Upon completion of the challenge, the City of Creve Coeur became the second EPA Green Power Community in Missouri, and the fifth in the Midwest. In order to receive this designation, the community needed to offset three percent of community-wide energy use through renewable energy sources. The city surpassed the challenge requirement by offsetting 3.77 percent of the community’s energy use with renewable energy.
Residents and businesses participated in the challenge by enrolling in Pure Power, from Ameren Missouri, or any other renewable energy certificate program, or by installing solar panels on their property. Collectively to date, the businesses and residents of Creve Coeur are supporting 15,390,128 kilowatt-hour of green energy annually. That's equivalent to 10,612 metric tons or 23,396,068 pounds of CO2 – similar to taking 2,234 cars off road. An outstanding 160 homes and 10 businesses are purchasing renewable energy certificates, while 26 homes and 10 businesses installed solar panels on their property.

Congratulations Webster Groves: 3rd Green Power Community in Missouri

3Degrees In The News | October 8, 2014
(Lenexa, Kan., Oct. 8, 2014) - The city of Webster Groves, Mo., has been officially designated by EPA as a Green Power Community, in recognition of its collective use of more than 7 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, enough to meet three percent of the community's total electricity use.

Webster Groves is buying a combination of renewable energy certificates (RECs) and utility green power products from 3Degrees and Ameren Missouri. This demonstrates a proactive choice to switch away from traditional sources of electricity generation and support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.

Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, eligible biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.

Webster Groves will hold a public event this evening to celebrate its designation as an official EPA Green Power Community. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hearth Room at the Hawken House, 1155 South Rock Hill Road, in Webster Groves. The Hawken House will be open for viewing and there will be a musical performance by the Webster Groves High School A Capella group.

Webster Groves' green power use of more than 7 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 1,100 passenger vehicles per year, or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 700 average American homes annually. Four-hundred and fifty-five Webster Groves homes are purchasing renewable energy certificates through the Ameren Missouri Pure Power program, and 21 homes have installed solar.

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