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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.

More: The Green Pages Web site