Legislators discuss green energy benefits at national convention
While state legislators at the Washington-based National Conference of State Legislators’ (NCSL) annual meeting at the Boston Convention and Events Center (BCEC) discuss the benefits of green energy, they also are practicing environmental conservatism. Baltimore-based Constellation New Energy will buy 5,000 kilowatt hours of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset the use of traditional fuel sources to power the BCEC during the meeting.
More than 8,000 legislators and staff are attending the meeting that will end Friday. “We know what type of environmental impact these additional people can have on the city of Boston,” NCSL Executive Director Bill Pound said in a statement. “We are trying to be environmentally conscious by taking the needs of our members and the environment into consideration.”
NCSL also is launching a five-year program to make its annual meetings environmentally friendly. Next year’s meeting will be in New Orleans.