World Energy and The Gold Standard Establish Partnership



    
    Globally-renowned Certification Organization Encourages Project Owners to
    Transact on the World Green Exchange
    

    GENEVA, Switzerland and WORCESTER, MA, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - World Energy
Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE), an operator of online exchanges for energy and
green commodities, today partnered with The Gold Standard, a world premier
certification organization for carbon offset projects. As of a new agreement -
the first it has entered into with an online exchange - The Gold Standard
Foundation recognizes the World Green Exchange(R) as a partner for Gold
Standard actors to transact projects. In turn, World Energy now offers its
exchange services to Gold Standard entities at a 15 percent discount.
    "We view the World Green Exchange as a tremendously efficient and
transparent market for trading carbon offsets and valuing high-quality carbon
offset projects," said Jasmine Hyman, Director of Programs and Partnerships.
"The World Green Exchange brings Gold Standard projects global buyers on a
platform that delivers transparency, choice, quality and value. We see it as a
further step for effectively monetizing Gold Standard projects around the
world."
    Added Phil Adams, President and COO of World Energy: "At the World Green
Exchange, we provide transparency into individual project merits so that high
quality projects are aptly rewarded. Our partnership with The Gold Standard
demonstrates a mutual dedication to promoting high standard offset projects
around the world."

    About the Gold Standard Foundation

    The Gold Standard Foundation is one of the world's most rigorous
certification schemes for voluntary and compliance carbon credits, accepting
only renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that actively promote
sustainable development. The Gold Standard is endorsed by over 60
non-governmental organizations worldwide.

    About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

    World Energy (TSX: XWE) operates online exchanges for energy and green
commodities. For buyers and sellers of electricity, natural gas, capacity, and
green-energy assets who are impacted by today's volatile markets, World
Energy's proven approach has transformed the normally complex procurement
process into a powerful, streamlined vehicle for cost savings. In addition to
enabling customers to seek competitive pricing on traditional energy
commodities, World Energy is taking a leadership position in the emerging
environmental-commodities markets. Its award-winning World Green Exchange(R)
supports the ground-breaking Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative's (RGGI) cap
and trade program for CO(2) emissions. For more information, please visit
www.worldenergy.com.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject
to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from
those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to: our revenue is dependent on
actual future energy purchases pursuant to completed procurements; the demand
for our services is affected by changes in regulated prices or cyclicality or
volatility in competitive market prices for energy; we depend on a small
number of key energy consumers, suppliers and channel partners; there are
factors outside our control that affect transaction volume in the electricity
market; and there are other factors identified in our Annual Report on Form
10-K and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.





For further information:

For further information: Investor Relations, Phil Adams, World Energy
Solutions, Inc., (508) 459-8100, padams@worldenergy.com; or Craig Armitage,
The Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x278, carmitage@equicomgroup.com; Media
Relations, Dan Mees, World Energy Solutions, Inc., (508) 459-8156,
dmees@worldenergy.com; or Jasmine Hyman, Gold Standard Foundation, (347)
410-0745, jasmine@cdmgoldstandard.org

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