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Offsetting the Carbon Footprint of Major Conferences

Apex has retired nearly 2,000 renewable energy certificates through conference sponsorships.

Yizhou Jing
Business Development Analyst
Balko Wind in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

Balko Wind in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

(Photo: Matt Cooperrider)

Organizations that Apex retired RECs for in 2016 include Infocast, Advanced Energy Economy, and the American Council on Renewable Energy.

In 2016, Apex Clean Energy offset the carbon footprints of eleven conferences by retiring 1,951 renewable energy certificates, or RECs, from Balko Wind in Beaver County, Oklahoma. Balko Wind, which was constructed by Apex and is now owned by an affiliate of D.E. Shaw, began operating in 2015. The RECs from the 300-megawatt facility were certified by Green-e and transferred to Apex in early 2016.

Organizations that Apex retired RECs for in 2016 include Infocast, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), and the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE). All of the conferences had a renewable power or sustainability theme.

The energy from Balko Wind powers over 100,000 U.S. homes each year, and with that large capacity comes a large number of RECs. Apex commends these conference organizers for ensuring their events are carbon neutral, and we look forward to partnering with them and others on similar events for years to come.

To learn more about renewable energy certificates, visit Green-e.org.

Yizhou Jing
Business Development Analyst

Yizhou is an analyst for Apex's power sales and trading activities. Previously, he was a senior analyst at Nodal Exchange, a North American energy markets derivatives exchange.

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