Pittsburgh Organizations Going 100% Renewable Energy On Earth Day's 50th Anniversary
On April 21, the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium has announced that these Western PA household named organizations will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy for Earth Day-- City of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Sports and Exhibition Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh and Carlow University,
Direct Energy Business, a leader in delivering renewable energy products to customers, is working with the Consortium to deliver a renewable solution to these respected members.
"In a time of troubling news, it’s important to always recognize that we are all in this together and that we share the same home. Earth Day is a great reminder of that,” Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto said.
“We are proud to partner with our electricity supplier, Pittsburgh-based Direct Energy, and the members of the Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium to continue to strive together towards our climate action goals. Utilizing 100 percent - locally sourced - renewable electricity for our major facilities on Earth Day is a major milestone for the City of Pittsburgh and shows us that if we can do it for one day, we can do it every day."
Dave Grupp, Head of Direct Energy Renewable Services expressed his appreciation for the partnership between WPEC and Direct Energy Business, “Direct Energy is proud to be able to work with a group like WPEC. Competitive markets drive renewable energy adoption and there’s no greater example of this than the work WPEC has done. Earth Day is the perfect time to lead by example.”
Direct Energy will acquire and retire locally sourced renewable energy attributes generated directly from a new Pennsylvania solar farm, equivalent to one day’s consumption from the 120,227 MWhs annually used by consortium members. This is the equivalent to eliminating 118 metric tons of carbon dioxide produced by cars.
(Photo: An example of a solar farm in Lancaster County by Community Energy.)
Earth Day 50 PA
Visit the Earth Day 50 PA website for more special events, Earth Day 1970 remembrances, environmental reading lists and more.
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Op-Ed: My Fellow Conservatives Are Out Of Touch On The Environment - Fmr. Gov. Tom Ridge
Op-Ed: 50th Earth Day: Time To Consider Wiser Course - We Are All Of This Earth And Dependent On It - Bernie McGurl, Lackawanna River Conservation Association
Op-Ed: Earth Day 1970 Changed My Life - Carol Collier, The Academy Of Natural Sciences
Op-Ed: Earth Day 50: A Wakeup Call To The Scientific Community - Science Matters -Roland Wall, Director, Ruth Patrick Center For Environmental Research
Op-Ed: Earth Day - 50 Years And Counting - Joanne Shafer, Centre County Recycling Coordinator
DEP’s Blog: Earth Day 50 PA: DEP Staff Reflections
DEP’s Blog: By Acting On Climate, We Help Make Every Day Earth Day - DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell
[Posted: April 21, 2020]
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