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Dominion Virginia Power Green Power Program Surpasses 15,000 Participants3Degrees In The News
More than 15,000 customers are now signed up for Dominion Virginia Power's Green Power® program and are supporting renewable energy produced in this region to meet some or all of their home's energy needs.
The participating customers have packed an impressive environmental punch, too.
Since the program's inception in 2009, participants have supported more than 480,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy. The generation of this "green" power has prevented the same amount of carbon dioxide from entering the air as removing 65,000 average cars from the road for one year, or the equivalent environmental impact of planting 8,700,000 trees that grow to maturity.Share this post:
The Revised FTC Green Guides: What You Need to KnowPerspective
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revised “Green Guides” in October to help marketers avoid misleading environmental claims. Here are 3Degrees’ top three takeaways for renewable energy marketing in 2013.
1. Disclose the percentage of renewable energy used to make your product.
In order to make the claim that a product or package is, “made with renewable energy,” all, or virtually all, of the significant manufacturing processes must be powered with renewable energy or RECs. To avoid customer deception, clearly and prominently disclose the percentage of renewable energy that is used during the making of your product or packaging.Share this post:
3Degrees Sells Energy Credits in Chilly Climate3Degrees In The News
San Francisco-based 3Degrees Group Inc. has landed new utility partnerships, even as the recession and public apathy about climate change have taken a toll on its business.
The firm manages utility programs that offer voluntary renewable energy certificates to utility customers. Generally, customers have to opt-in to these programs and pay a premium to offset their power use with renewably generated power like solar and wind. 3Degrees also sells renewable energy credits directly to 200 corporate customers including Safeway, Starbucks, Adobe and Autodesk.Share this post:
3Degrees Launches New Utility Green Power ProgramsPress Release
Strengthens Sector Leadership Position as Utilities Increasingly Realize Value from Providing Their Customers with Compelling Regional Renewable Energy Options
Washington, D.C., September 24, 2012 — At today’s Renewable Energy Markets Conference, 3Degrees announced that its industry-leading utility green power program services business has continued to grow in 2012.
In 2012, 3Degrees officially launched the Maine Green Power program and the Alameda Municipal Power Alameda Green program. These programs join 3Degrees’ portfolio of seven other utility partnerships.
Like all of 3Degrees' utility green power programs, these programs support green power projects by sourcing renewable energy generated from wind farms, solar power generating systems, and other regional renewable energy facilities on behalf of utility program participants.Share this post: