SIA is getting greener.
For the 2007 Vegas Show, they're purchasing renewable energy certificates from Renewable Choice Energy (Boulder, Colo.) to offset their estimate for 100 percent of electric power usage at the upcoming show. A tally that's 225,000kWH, according to the release.
How does Renewable Choice Energy work? It's pretty simple. You pay a premium to ensure that a wind power contribution is made to the national power grid, equivalent to the energy used by your event (or your home or your business, etc). You're not replacing fossil fuel use, but you are helping integrate wind power into the mainstream and making it a more viable energy source.