AmerenUE announced today that Sappington Farmers’ Market has agreed to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) through the company’s Pure Power program.
Sappington Farmers’ Market’s commitment to this voluntary program will help prevent approximately 253,500 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), a leading greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere each year. This is equal to the CO2 reduction equivalent of protecting 26 acres of forest, storing carbon for one year, or taking almost 25 cars off the road for a year.
Pure Power is AmerenUE’s voluntary renewable energy program. It gives residential customers the option to add an extra 1.5 cents/kilowatthour to their monthly bills, offsetting 100 percent of their energy usage with clean, renewable energy. Commercial and industrial customers, like Sappington Farmers’ Market, participate by buying “blocks” of Pure Power, paying $15 a month for each 1,000 kilowatthours used. Pure Power funds are then used to purchase renewable energy certificates from qualified wind farms. Residential customers also have the option of purchasing Pure Power blocks.
Sappington Farmers’ Market’s purchase of 13 blocks of Pure Power makes it a Pure Power LEADER—a designation reserved for companies, governments or other large users of electricity who agree to offset at least 12 percent of their energy usage through Pure Power purchases.
“We at Sappington Farmers’ Market’s ‘Farm to Family, Naturally LLC’ have made a commitment to Support Missouri Farmers, whether they are farming fresh produce, farming wind, raising all natural meats, whatever it takes to bring safe and healthy foods, sustainability, and renewable energy to Saint Louis—this is what we’re all about,” said Randy Wood, Business Manager.
For more information about the Pure Power program, go to www.ameren.com/purepower.
AmerenUE’s Pure Power program is Green-e Certified® by the not-for-profit Center for Resource Solution. Green-e is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in the U.S.
AmerenUE is a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. The Ameren companies serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly one million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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CONTACT: Tim Fox, 314.554.3120, of AmerenUE