World Energy Completes One Of The Industry's First Online Auctions For Verified Emissions Credits

    Online auction enables low barrier to entry for buyers and sellers of
    green credits while ensuring optimized pricing discovery

    WORCESTER, MA, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE),
the operator of leading online exchanges for energy and environmental
commodities, today announced the company has completed one of the first online
auctions in the US for verified emission reductions (VERs) on the World Green
Exchange. Through the World Energy platform, Atmosclear, an organization
committed to providing offsets to help consumers and businesses reduce their
contribution to global warming, was able to sell 75,000 metric tons of VERs,
sometimes referred to as carbon credits.
    Atmosclear, which is owned by CoolClimate LLC, owned rights to emissions
reductions from a business partner's methane capture project located on a
small Illinois landfill. After learning of the price discovery benefits of
using an auction, Atmosclear came to World Energy to leverage the community of
buyers on the World Energy platform and seek buyers for some of the VERs. By
working with World Energy to qualify the eligibility of the reductions under
specific standards, Atmosclear was able to swiftly auction off the emissions
credits and generate an additional revenue stream for the client.

    Auction Highlights:
    -  Sold 25,000 metric tons of verified emissions reductions across three
       vintages - 2006, 2007, 2008
    -  Sold for 29 percent over the established benchmark price

    Based on the award winning and commercially proven World Energy Exchange,
the World Green Exchange provides an effective means of extracting greater
value for green assets ranging from renewable energy credits, verified
emission reductions and emission allowances. Under current regulations, most
credits are voluntary; however organizations can capitalize on the
transparency and efficiency of the exchange to buy and sell green power.
    To learn more about the renewable energy industry please visit the World
Energy Green Blog.

    Commentary & Quotes:

    Sid Embree, Atmosclear
    "We chose to work with World Energy because of its ability to quickly
bring verified emission reductions into an online auction environment. The
platform is an easy to use tool for sellers of emission reductions who want to
find buyers. Instead of sourcing individual buyers ourselves and dealing with
the time consuming paperwork process, World Energy brought to us its community
of buyers. The ability to quickly and easily sell VERs via the online auction
is critical as we continue to diversify our supply of verified emissions

    Rick Adcock, Senior Vice President, Environmental Markets World Energy
    "Completing one of the first auctions for verified emissions credits is
another pioneering step in the innovative history of World Energy. In a
climate of regulatory and legislative uncertainty it is critical to have a
platform that not only enables a customized space for transacting verified
emissions credits, but also provides transparency and price discovery. The
result achieved during the Atmoslcear auction, including the achievement of a
price nearly 30 percent over the established benchmark price, validates the
advantages of the exchange in addressing the problems associated with a
fragmented market, capitalizing on the efficiency of the online auction

    About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

    World Energy operates leading online exchanges for energy and
energy-related products. Our proven approach provides market intelligence,
promotes liquidity, and creates price transparency for all market
participants, enabling our customers to transact with confidence and to seek
the best possible price. To date, the company has transacted over 40 billion
kwh of electricity, 700 million kwh of green power and Renewable Energy
Certificates (RECs) and one trillion cubic feet of natural gas. For more
information, please visit

    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,; or Craig Armitage, The
Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 x278,; Media
Relations: Julie Crotty, Horn Group, (781) 356-7100,

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