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Cubs to Play Ball With Some Green Energy

April 22, 2011

Chicago’s Earth Day celebration will continue on Saturday with a ‘green game’ at Wrigley Field.

Constellation Energy will commemorate Earth Day on April 23 by powering the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with 100 percent renewable energy.

The company, which supplies power to iconic Wrigley Field, has purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) to cover the typical energy usage on game day.

If the lights go on at Wrigley Field on Saturday, they will be powered with renewable energy.

The Green-e certified RECs represent the environmental benefits of electricity generated by wind, solar and other renewable power facilities.

By matching the electricity used at the Cubs game, Constellation Energy will avoid approximately 55,943 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

“We are honored to power the first ‘green game’ for one of the most storied franchises in sports,” said Bruce Stewart, chief marketing officer, Retail Energy, for Constellation Energy.

“Our Earth Day celebration renews our commitment to bring green electricity choice and savings to Chicagoland residents and is another step in a long-term sustainability partnership with the Chicago Cubs.”

Constellation began offering electric service to Chicago-area residents in February. Metro Chicago homeowners and renters who choose Constellation as their provider will be guaranteed that 10 percent of their electricity will be sourced from renewable energy facilities.

The company sent out a mailing today about the program, so look for it. Constellation offers price protection with fixed-price plans and no sign-up fees.

For more information, visit home.constellation.com or call (866) 577-4700.

Wonder if the Cubs will replace their blue uniforms for green ones on Saturday. That would be a first, just like this first ‘green game’ at Wrigley. Go Cubs!

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