World Energy Wins Prestigious GSA 2008 Environmental Award

    Green-Energy Leader Acknowledged for Role in Powering Statue of Liberty
    and Ellis Island with 100 Percent Renewable Energy

    WORCESTER, MA, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - World Energy Solutions, Inc. (TSX: XWE)
today announced the Government Services Administration, the lead purchasing
arm of the U.S. federal government, has awarded it a 2008 Environmental Award
for its pioneering work to provide the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with
green energy. The award acknowledges the strategic role of World Energy and
its World Green Exchange online auction platform in helping the National Park
Service successfully - and economically - secure a contract for 100 percent
wind power to run these prized national landmarks.
    As requested by the National Park Service, GSA's Green Power Procurement
Team procured green power for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The
renewable energy procurement was conducted using World Energy's leading online
auction platform, on which more than 11,000 successful energy and green
commodities transactions have occurred and which will soon be running
America's first carbon cap and trade program, the historic Regional Greenhouse
Gas Initiative, RGGI (
    Wind power for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is projected to
mitigate global warming by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by over
3.24 million tons per year. Use of renewable energy at the historic sites is
also expected to reduce emissions of acid-rain-causing chemicals, decreasing
sulfur dioxide emissions by over 8,700 tons per year and nitrogen oxide
emissions by over 4,400 tons per year.
    "We are honored to receive the 2008 Environmental Award from the GSA,"
said Richard Domaleski, CEO of World Energy. "It validates our team,
technology and process for delivering value to our customers across the
spectrum of their energy needs. Our ongoing work securing renewable energy
contracts for federal, state and commercial entities underscores that the
right way to procure renewables is through auction. It also highlights that
buyers benefit when they couple renewable energy purchases with traditional
energy procurements."

    About World Energy

    World Energy Solutions, Inc. operates leading online exchanges for energy
and environmental commodities. 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 more than
45 billion kWh of electricity, 1 billion kWh of green power and Renewable
Energy Certificates (RECs) and over 100 billion Dth 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: Dan Mees, World Energy Media Relations (508)
459-8156,; Craig Armitage, The Equicom Group, (416)
815-0700 x278,

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