3Degrees Awarded Sixth Green Power Supplier of the Year Award

Press Release | September 23, 2013

3Degrees President Steve McDougal receives the 2013 Green Power Supplier of the Year Award from Blaine Collison, US EPA.

San Francisco — September 23, 2013 — 3Degrees announced today that it received a 2013 Green Power Supplier of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented the award to 3Degrees at an event held in conjunction with the 2013 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas, on September 23, 2013.

Together with its 12 utility partners, 3Degrees operates some of the nation’s leading green pricing programs, serving over 170,000 green power customers across the nation, and provides Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and carbon offsets to hundreds of Fortune 500® companies, green building firms, utilities, and other organizations working to make their operations more sustainable.

“We are proud to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Steve McDougal, President of 3Degrees. “Receiving the Green Power Supplier of the Year Award validates the remarkable efforts of our partners to support renewable energy and the dedication of 3Degrees’ team members who put their hearts into this work every day.”

In 2012, 3Degrees increased its voluntary REC deliveries, providing its customers with over 8 billion kilowatt-hours from more than 400 renewable energy facilities, including RECs from the nation’s first grid-tied tidal...

The Best Businesses for Workers, and the Perks They Offer

3Degrees In The News | September 3, 2013

Every year, B Lab—the Pennsylviania organization behind the quickly growing B Corp certification program—releases a list of the best businesses for the world, based on how well they score in B Lab's impact assessment tool. Only the top 10% of businesses that qualify for B Corp certification are chosen.

Since 2007, companies that want to make money and still do good in the world have had the opportunity to become Certified B Corporations, a status that indicates they have met a rigorous set of standards laid out by B Lab.

The assessment examines performance in three main categories: environment, workers, and community. In the last few week, B Lab has been releasing individual lists of the top performers in each category, and this week comes the 79 companies that made the "Best for the Workers List." (All listed also meet B Corp's basic environmental and community standards.) Below are some of the top scorers:

 

SMALL BUSINESSES

Abacus

At this wealth management and investment advice firm, located in Pennsylvania, more than 75% of employees take time off for community service, more than 50% of employees are women, everyone on staff is reimbursed for continuing education, and more than 6% of the firm's net profits are put into a profit-sharing plan.

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3Degrees’ Utility Green Power Programs Achieve Top National Rankings

Press Release | July 18, 2013

Partners appear on all 6 lists

San Francisco, July 23, 2013 — 3Degrees announced today that its utility partners have once again been recognized as industry leaders in marketing green power. Eight of 3Degrees’ utility green power partners appear on the nation’s 2012 Top 10 rankings, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). At least one of 3Degrees’ utility partners achieved Top 10 status on every list; this is among more than 850 utility green pricing programs in the nation. Additionally, four out of six total “Utilities Using at Least 2% Solar to Supply their Green Pricing Programs” work with 3Degrees Utility Partnership Services.

This is the eleventh year these rankings have been compiled, and voluntary renewable energy programs offered by utilities continue their vigorous growth, demonstrating both a consumer interest in supporting a domestic, clean energy economy and utility interest in meeting that demand.

PacifiCorp’s Blue Sky program:

  • Ranked #2 in Total Number of Customer Participants
  • Ranked #6 in Customer Participation Rate (Oregon)
  • Ranked #6 in Green Power Sales as a Percentage of Total Retail Electricity Sales
  • Tied for #5 in Utilities Using at Least 2% Solar to Supply their Green Pricing Programs

The ...