By Don Douloff, April 09, 2009
Direct Energy Business is launching an Event Greening Program and making it available to event planners, conference and meeting organizers in Alberta and Ontario.
The programme allows event planners and conference organizers to make the energy used at events carbon neutral with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) or carbon offsets equivalent to the amount of electricity or natural gas used at their event. RECs, which come from EcoLogo Certified generation facilities, prove that one megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity was generated from a renewable source, such as wind or low-impact hydro, and delivered into a power grid.
Carbon offsets are also generated from emissions-reducing projects. One offset represents the reduction of one tonne of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases.