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Press Release
March 12, 2008

Green-e Energy Certifies PacifiCorp's Blue Sky Program

Certification ensures that renewable purchases equal positive environmental impacts

San Francisco, CA — The Center for Resource Solutions announced today that PacifiCorp’s Blue Sky Usage, Blue Sky Habitat, and Blue Sky Block renewable energy programs are now Green-e Energy Certified. PacifiCorp, which operates as Pacific Power in California, Oregon and Washington and as Rocky Mountain Power in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming, joins the growing network of renewable energy providers that offer products certified by Green-e Energy, the nation’s leading certification and verification program for renewable energy.

 
"Green-e Energy is pleased to be part of PacifiCorp’s effort to provide high-quality, certified renewable energy,” said Alex Pennock, manager of Green-e Energy. “The access to renewable energy that this gives customers all over the West is tremendous."
 
Blue Sky offers PacifiCorp's commercial, industrial and residential customers a choice of Green-e Energy Certified energy products. Blue Sky Block is available to commercial, industrial and residential customers of both Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power in California, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Blue Sky Usage and Habitat also are available to Pacific Power’s Oregon residential and small non-residential customers. By participating in the Blue Sky program, customers support currently available renewable resources as well as aid the development of new renewable resources in the Western region.
 
"We're proud of our customers’ active commitment to renewable energy," said Pat Egan, vice president of Customer and Community Services. "In 2007, Blue Sky was named 'Program of the Year' by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. Green-e Energy certification is another important designation. Thousands of our customers already support renewable energy through Blue Sky and we're planning on that to increase during 2008."
 
Green-e Energy is the leading renewable energy certification and verification program in the United States, with more than 175 participating vendors selling nearly 10 million megawatt-hours of certified renewable energy in 2006. The program provides independent, third-party certification to ensure certified renewable energy meets strict environmental and consumer protection standards.
 
Providers of Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy agree to abide by the Green-e Energy Code of Conduct, and meet strict disclosure and truth-in-advertising requirements. All marketers of Green-e Energy Certified products undergo an annual verification audit to document that the company purchased and/or generated enough renewable energy in quantity and type to meet customer demand and marketing claims.
 
The Green-e logo, the national symbol for renewable energy excellence, enables a growing number of consumers to easily identify high quality, certified renewable energy options, as well as everyday consumer products that are produced by companies that use renewable energy in their operations.
 
Contact
Jeff Swenerton
CRS Communications Director
415-561-2119
jeff@resource-solutions.org
 
About Green-e Energy
Green-e is the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reductions in the retail market. Green-e offers certification and verification of renewable energy and greenhouse gas mitigation products through Green-e Energy, the renewable energy certification program; Green-e Climate, the greenhouse gas emission reduction certification program; and Green-e Marketplace, for organizations that purchase or generate sufficient quantities of renewable energy. To learn more about Green-e certified products and programs available in all 50 states, visit www.green-e.org. Find out more at www.green-e.org/energy.
 
About Center for Resource Solutions
Green-e is a program of the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a San Francisco–based nonprofit with a global impact. CRS brings forth expert responses to climate change issues with the speed and effectiveness necessary to provide real-time solutions. Its leadership through collaboration and environmental innovation builds policies and consumer-protection mechanisms in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency that foster healthy and sustained growth in national and international markets. To learn more about Green-e certified products and programs available in all 50 states, visit www.green-e.org.
 
About Blue Sky
The strong support of Pacific Power customers has led to the Blue Sky program being named the 2007 "Green Power Program of the Year" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. The program also has ranked second in the nation for the third consecutive year in the number of customers buying green power and fourth for green energy sales volume for 2006. The company has ranked in the top five in these categories for the past several years. More than 60,000 customers in the West are part of Blue Sky.
 
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For more information contact:
Jeff Swenerton
CRS Director of Communications
415-561-2119
jeff@resource-solutions.org
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