Nation’s Landmarks Adopt 100% Renewable Energy

The Statue of Liberty, America’s ubiquitous symbol for freedom is now symbolically free from fossil fuels. The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and several other federal facilities in northern New Jersey owned by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will run on 100% renewable power.

Pepco Energy Services, a supplier of renewable electricity in the mid-Atlantic region, will provide the green power credits in a three-year contract. The energy will be generated from wind turbines. Pepco Energy Services will supply an estimated 27 million kWh of electricity generated from 100% renewable resources to the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on Ellis Island; both landmarks are operated by the National Park Service. Under the terms of the contract, beginning in March 2006 Pepco Energy Services will also be supplying energy to GSA’s flagship federal facility in Newark, New Jersey, the Peter Rodino Federal Building. In June 2006 Pepco Energy Services will begin selling power to the remaining 22 GSA-owned and operated facilities in the Northeast and Caribbean Region (Region 2), located in Northern and Central New Jersey. Ten percent of this energy for GSA’s facilities will be from renewable energy sources. “Pepco Energy Services feels patriotic and proud to support the National Park Service and the General Services Administration in providing affordable environmentally friendly energy for these national monuments and treasures,” said Ed Mayberry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepco Energy Services, “and it is an honor to assist Lady Liberty in keeping the torch shining.” Pepco Energy Services also supplies green energy to several other government agencies including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, located in Washington, DC.
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