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McCormick Place commits to utilizing 100 percent wind energy

Posted on 5/7/2013 by in renewable energy

McCormick Place officials today announced that the nation’s largest convention center has committed to offsetting 100 percent of its electricity usage with clean, affordable wind energy. This important announcement was made in conjunction with the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference and Exhibition taking place at McCormick Place from May 5-8.

McCormick Place has purchased Green-e renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated from wind power to match 100 percent of the annual electricity demand. In total, McCormick Place will purchase an estimated 130 million kWh of wind power each year over the course of a new three-year REC purchase program provided by Sterling Planet. Read More
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