JOLIET, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - JustGreen, a subsidiary of Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) has announced that the City of Joliet, Illinois, has purchased green power to help offset its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) will be used to help offset the city's electricity use for the next three years totaling approximately 167 million kWh which is equivalent to planting 3 million trees and taking 25,000 vehicles off the roads.
The RECs purchased by Joliet from JustGreen are sourced from 100% U.S. wind power facilities and are certified by Green-e® Energy, the nation's leading certification program for renewable energy.
"Choosing electricity from renewable resources like wind gives us the power we need to grow, support job creation, cut greenhouse gas emissions and support additional clean, renewable resources in the U.S.A. Partnering with JustGreen to use green power is a smart choice for our community and our economy," said James D. Hock, City Manager.
"We are excited to offer our JustGreen products to municipalities who strive to improve their carbon footprint by reducing the environmental impact of their energy use," said GP Manalac, EVP for JustGreen. "By increasing voluntary demand for green power, JustGreen is helping organizations with their GHG reduction goals and its mission to help stop global warming."
About City of Joliet
The City of Joliet is one of the largest cities in Chicago's south suburbs. Home to over 145,000 residents, in addition to thriving businesses and attractions, the City of Joliet is easily accessible by rail, motorists and bus transit. A perfect place to live, work and play, Joliet is constantly striving to promote growth and diversity. For more information on Joliet visit www.cityofjoliet.info or call 1-877-4-JOLIET.
JustGreen is Just Energy Group's green energy initiative that can help us all work towards a cleaner planet by pursuing renewable and sustainable energy solutions that support green projects across North America. The company's JustGreen Lifestyle products provide consumers and businesses with the ability to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday energy use through carbon offsets and renewable energy credits. Visit www.justgreencommunity.com to learn more. Also, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
SOURCE: Just Energy Group Inc.
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