Federal agencies offered easy tool to go “greener”

Federal agencies interested in meeting their renewable energy and/or greenhouse gas goals and mandates, improving the environment and supporting national energy security are invited to join the 2011 renewable energy certificate solicitation being issued by the U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration and Federal Energy Management Program.

Participating in this solicitation is easy: download and complete the Statement of Intent for Federal Agencies to Purchase Renewable Resources available on the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies website. Fax or e-mail the completed form to Mike Radecki at 406-255-2900 no later than May 15. Western will competitively procure the desired RECs with FEMP covering the administrative cost of the solicitation, a savings that will accrue to the participants. To learn more about this service offered by Western and FEMP, visit the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies website.

Join us at 10 a.m. MST on March 8, for a 45-minute webinar covering the key requirements and steps associated with this REC purchase. To register for this event, send an e-mail to Debbie Rock or call her at 720-962-7271.
To learn more about this service offered by Western and FEMP, visit the Renewable Resources for Federal Agencies website.

What are RECs?
RECs represent the environmental benefits of renewable energy, sold separately from power generation. This request on behalf of Federal agencies will help meet the government’s renewable energy goals.


  • By Reid Adams, February 8, 2011 @ 3:37 am

    This is a great initiative, it is extremely important that we reduce our dependancy on foreign energy sources by increasing our domestic renewable energy capacity, REC’s look like a good way to move toward our renewable energy goals.

  • By Lara S., May 2, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    Renewable energy is a great concept. I tinks reducing consumption or optimizing it, however, is another great way to go. For instance, I read about energy-saving technologies implemented in…windows which can be programmed to respond to specific temperature and sunlight levels, become darkened when the sun gets hot, etc, saving the energy spent on heating and cooling.

  • By Green, January 7, 2012 @ 4:48 am

    Renewable energy strategy is great not just because from energy saving view point but also from waste decreasing viewpoint. I also think eco-education and evoking consciousness is one of the most effevtive tools for going green. It’s the mind that needs change in the first place.

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