Volume 17, Issue 19 June 15, 2020
In this Issue
Your Competitive Advantage: Sustainability
Editor's Note
Warm Weather, Higher Prices This Week
Washington, D.C. Area Cooling/Heating Degree Days
Your Competitive Advantage: Sustainability
RECs and Carbon Offsets can help differentiate your brand
A 2018 Accenture Strategy report finds that 62% of consumers are drawn to brands that are focused on improving the environment.
One of the ways your business can show it’s environmentally conscious while differentiating its brand and gaining a competitive advantage, is to reduce its carbon footprint and use only renewable energy for powering your business operations. The fastest and easiest way to do this is by procuring renewable energy credits (RECs) and carbon offsets.
WGL Energy Services, Inc. (WGL Energy) offers a variety of renewable energy options for businesses of any size through RECs sourced from either national or local wind farms. We can facilitate block purchases of wind power or match wind power to a percentage of your existing electricity supply. No new or special equipment is needed. All of our wind power products are Green-e® Energy certified, a trusted global leader in clean energy certification.
Another simple yet important step you can take toward fighting global climate change is to become carbon neutral by counterbalancing the environmental impact of your natural gas usage with carbon offsets. Activities such as business travel, conferences and events can be made greener through the purchase of carbon offsets from WGL Energy. Our carbon offsets come from local emissions reduction projects, such as landfill gas capture and destruction, and are Green-e® Climate certified.
In addition, partial proceeds from your purchase are invested in a Carbon Reduction Fund managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to support local greenhouse gas reduction projects. To date, WGL Energy has donated $1.8 million to improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region.
With electricity from renewable sources like wind and carbon offsets matched to natural gas usage, you can bring your energy carbon footprint down to zero. It’s a quick and easy approach toward achieving sustainability, fighting global climate change and differentiating your brand.
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Or email us at: GoGreen@wglenergy.com