Washington, D.C. — Union Station Now Powered by 100 Percent Wind Energy

Washington, D.C. — Union Station Now Powered by 100 Percent Wind Energy | 15/04/13
by John Brian Shannon John Brian Shannon

Union Station Goes 100% Wind Power

(Washington, D.C.) The most visited tourist site in Washington, D.C. strengthens its dedication to environmental sustainability.

Washington, DC Union Station. Image courtesy: Mike Sandman
Union Station, Washington, DC. Image courtesy: Mike Sandman

Union Station has signed a three-year contract for 100 percent WGES CleanSteps® WindPower from Herndon-based Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES).

One of the nation’s premier, historic transportation hubs, Union Station previously used 50 percent WGES CleanSteps® WindPower for its electricity needs.

“Reducing our environmental impact is a key priority for Union Station and using renewable wind energy greatly aids us in decreasing our carbon footprint.

As one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, Union Station’s switch to wind energy through Washington Gas Energy Services is an important milestone in its history and a great opportunity to inform visitors about wind energy’s viability for businesses of all sizes.” — Roy Staeck, vice president of business development for Union Station

Month-long Interactive Eco-friendly Event at Union Station

Union Station is hosting Earth Month 2013, a month-long event throughout April featuring interactive, eco-friendly experiences designed to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage sustainability. Presented by Earth Day Network and the Premier Tourist and Landmark Association, this event will reach the more than 100,000 visitors who travel through Union Station’s doors each day. As an event sponsor, Washington Gas Energy Services will educate attendees about how they can reduce the environmental impact of their energy use through carbon offsets and wind power.

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How to get Green Energy Working for You!

In the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, businesses, organizations, government entities, institutions and individual residents can purchase their electricity and natural gas supply from retail energy providers. Customers in Virginia may purchase natural gas and customers in Delaware may purchase electricity from retail energy providers. To learn more about WGES and its CleanSteps® products, visit http://www.wges.com.