AmerenUE’s Pure Power announced today that Senniger Powers has agreed to support the development of new renewable energy sources via the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) through the Pure Power program.
Senniger Powers’ commitment to this voluntary program will help prevent approximately 43 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), a leading greenhouse gas, from entering the atmosphere each year. This is equal to the CO2 reduction provided by taking eight cars off the road for a year.
Pure Power is UE’s voluntary renewable energy program and the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2008 New Green Power Program of the Year Award Winner. It gives residential customers the option to add an extra 1.5 cents/kilowatthour to their monthly bills, offsetting up to 100 percent of their energy usage with clean, renewable energy. Commercial and industrial customers, like Senniger Powers, participate by buying “blocks” of Pure Power, paying an additional $15 a month for each 1,000 kilowatt-hours used. Pure Power funds are then used to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates from Green-e® Energy-certified wind farms and other types of renewable energy projects.
Senniger Powers’ purchase of 60 blocks of Pure Power per year makes it a UE Pure Power Leader-Platinum—a designation reserved for companies, governments or other large users of electricity who agree offset at least 3% percent of their energy usage through Pure Power purchases.
"We recently designed and built brand-new environmentally conscious office space and implemented several eco-office policies, so the timing of AmerenUE's new Pure Power program is perfect for us," said Robert Bain, Senniger Powers' Chief Operating Partner.
For more information about AmerenUE’s Pure Power program, please visit www.ameren.com/purepower or contact Cindy Bambini at 314.480.3554. The Pure Power program is Green-e Energy Certified by the not-for-profit Center for Resource Solutions. 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.
Founded in 1919, Senniger Powers is a leading national intellectual property law firm based in St. Louis, Mo., that specializes in all facets of patents, trademarks, copyrights and related litigation. With nearly 40 intellectual property lawyers, many of whom have advanced degrees in science and technology, Senniger Powers is the largest IP firm in Missouri. The firm represents and provides insightful counsel to clients across the country, from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, allowing them to achieve a competitive advantage through strategic management of their IP portfolios. For additional information about Senniger Powers, please visit www.senniger.com.
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CONTACT: Tim Fox, 314.554.4335 of AmerenUE or Cindy Bambini, 314.480.3554 of 3Degrees Inc.