WGL HOLDINGS INC : Washington Gas Energy Services to Offset Carbon … – 4

September 10th, 20134:04 am @

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Offsets Equivalent to Avoiding the Consumption of More Than 21,000
Gallons of Gasoline

Washington
Gas Energy Services, Inc.
(WGES), one of the largest competitive
energy providers in the mid-Atlantic region, today announced that the
company will sponsor the 5th Annual Renewable Energy
Technology Conference Exhibition (RETECH
Conference
), by offsetting the carbon impact of the entire event,
including attendee travel. The RETECH Conference draws together members
of the energy community including business leaders, elected officials,
investors and educators to discuss trends as well as technology and
innovation in the renewable energy industry. The conference will be held
at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C., September 9-11.

“All of our attendees, exhibitors and sponsors recognize the importance
of carbon neutrality, especially for a large event like the RETECH
Conference, which draws attendees from across the globe,” said Jenn
Heinold, Vice President of RETECH. “We are delighted that Washington Gas
Energy Services chose to sponsor the RETECH Conference through WGES
CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets, ensuring that the event itself leverages the
best practices we will discuss throughout the week.”

Washington Gas Energy Services’ CleanSteps®
Carbon Offsets
product will be used to counterbalance the carbon
impact from energy use from attendee travel to Washington D.C., hotel
rooms and the conference itself. This effort will offset the emissions
of more than 426,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to
avoiding the consumption of over 21,000 gallons of gasoline.

“Our goal at Washington Gas Energy Services is to help residents,
businesses and other organizations reduce the environmental impact of
their natural gas use, in a simple manner, through WGES CleanSteps®
Carbon Offsets,” said Harry Warren, president of Washington Gas Energy
Services. “We are pleased to be working with the RETECH Conference to
show that even non-traditional entities such as events and exhibitions
can take proactive steps to neutralize their carbon footprints.”

WGES CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets support independently verified
carbon-reduction projects in the areas of transportation and landfill
gas. Through Washington Gas Energy Services’ partnership with the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a portion of all offset purchases supports
the Carbon Reduction Fund, which is used to develop clean air and water
projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

All Washington Gas Energy Services standard natural gas includes a
baseline 5 percent match of carbon offsets to natural gas use for
residential customers and a 3.5 percent match for small commercial
customers. Both residential and small commercial customers have the
option of choosing natural gas matched with 100 percent WGES CleanSteps®
Carbon Offsets. Large commercial customers have the option of
customizing the percent of their natural gas that is matched with carbon
offsets.

To make your upcoming event carbon neutral, or to learn more about WGES
CleanSteps® Carbon Offsets, visit http://www.wges.com/carbonoffsets.

About Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.:

Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. is one of the largest competitive
energy providers in the mid-Atlantic region. Washington Gas Energy
Services supplies electricity, natural gas and green energy options to
commercial and residential customers in Delaware, the District of
Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 2011, the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) named Washington Gas Energy Services the
Green Power Supplier of the Year in the non-utility category. Headquartered
in Herndon, Va., Washington Gas Energy Services is an affiliate of
Washington Gas, the regulated natural gas utility, and a subsidiary of
WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL).
www.wges.com

Washington Gas Energy Services
Lisa Fels, 703-739-2424
x110

lfels@brightlinestrategies.com

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