“Constellation Energy welcomes the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to renewable energy while also driving demand for new, clean wind power by matching 100 percent of MJSA Expo’s electricity usage with RECs from wind energy facilities in the United States,” said Michael Kagan, Chief Retail Sales officer for Constellation Energy, the endorsed energy supplier for MJSA.
“We are excited to announce our first 100 percent Green Expo and promote renewable energy certificates to MJSA members,” said David Cochran, president and chief executive officer of MJSA. “RECs are an easy way for businesses to support renewable energy generation and demonstrate a commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.”
A REC represents the environmental benefits of electricity generated by wind power, solar energy or other renewable power facilities. By matching the electricity used at this MJSA event with RECs, Constellation avoids 279,713 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
MJSA, the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers, based in Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts, organizes the Expo, which is the industry’s largest and oldest trade show dedicated to jewelry design and manufacturing. Attendance at the trade show in New York City likely will exceed 3,000.
MJSA announced last month that it had selected Constellation Energy as the endorsed energy supplier for MJSA’s 1,500 members. Constellation Energy offers a portfolio of energy management products, ranging from competitive electricity supply to renewable energy certificates and demand response programs (which compensate users for reducing energy use during periods of peak demand).
Organizations may use RECs to reduce their indirect greenhouse gas emissions and help support the operation and development of domestic sources of cleaner, renewable energy.
MJSA is the U.S. trade association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers. It provides the resources to achieve professional excellence and maintain a competitive edge. For more information, call MJSA at 1-800-444-6572 or visit www.mjsa.org. In joining MJSA, companies connect with the collective strength of the association’s membership. This better enables them to source supplies and services, gain access to needed technical and business expertise, and achieve maximum profitability.
Constellation Energyis a leading competitive supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units, totaling approximately 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is a leading advocate for clean, environmentally sustainable energy sources, such as solar power and nuclear energy. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $14.3 billion in 2010.