Abest Power & Gas and Sterling Planet Partner in Wind Power Offer
11/21/2013

Abest Power & Gas, LLC, a licensed Electricity and Natural Gas Supplier based in Norwalk, CT partners with Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail provider of renewable energy and other carbon-reduction assets to provide the latest in wind power technology to customers.

Online PR News – 21-November-2013 – New York, NY – New York, NY, November 20, 2013 – Abest Power & Gas, LLC a licensed Electricity and Natural Gas Supplier and Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail provider of renewable energy and other carbon-reduction assets, announced today an agreement for Abest Power & Gas to offer wind power options to its customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.

Sterling Planet will supply customers of Abest with Green-e Energy certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind power projects. Customers can match 50% or 100% of their use of conventionally produced electricity with RECs to mitigate the environmental impacts of conventionally produced electricity with zero-emissions wind energy. The average residential customer can expect to pay an additional 50 cents daily for wind energy at the 100% level.

“We’re excited about providing our residential and business customers the ability to choose to reduce the environmental impact of their everyday lives,” said Abest Power & Gas CEO Frank Rosa. “We all use electricity, so we all have an impact. Now electricity users in the markets we serve can erase that impact by simply making a choice.”

Enrolled customers will be avoiding the emissions of carbon dioxide and its equivalent greenhouse gases that would otherwise result from electricity use. For the average U.S. residence using 1,000 kilowatt-hours monthly, the annual avoidance is 18,600 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. The environmental benefit compares to taking two cars off U.S. roads for a year or not burning nearly 1,000 gallons of gasoline, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Beyond these environmental benefits, enrollment also helps grow the green power market, creating new revenue to keep existing renewable projects operational and fund new projects. Greater use of U.S.-made renewable energy translates to less reliance on imported sources of electricity, greater energy security and an economic stimulus through green job creation and additional tax revenue.

Businesses enrolling for Abest wind power can rightfully claim a 100% greenup of their electricity use to meet their environmental goals, strengthen their brand and demonstrate stewardship to customers. Businesses using large amounts of electricity can request a quote for wind power greenup.

Sterling Planet’s RECs are Green-e Energy certified, which means stringent standards for environmental integrity and consumer protection are upheld. Each REC represents all the bundled environmental benefits of 1,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable power production.

“Sterling Planet is pleased to extend our green reach with this offer of renewable energy to Abest customers,” said Mel Jones, Sterling Planet President and CEO. “The benefits of this sustainable energy extend beyond the environment. Wind power is home-grown, USA-made power that strengthens the economy, increases energy diversity and contributes to greater independence from imported fuels.”

About Us:
Abest Power & Gas is a licensed energy supplier that provides economical and secure energy rate plans for businesses and homes. Abest Power & Gas offers programs and services designed to help lower energy costs and protect its customers from sudden price increases. The Company maintains a low overhead and runs a lean operation, which enables it to maintain competitive products.
Abest Power & Gas LLC is a subsidiary of Corporate Resource Services (NASDAQ: CRRS) and was founded by business professionals that have extensive experience in deregulated energy markets. Abest Power & Gas is headquartered in New York with offices in lower Manhattan and Connecticut.

Sterling Planet: Named EPA Green Power Supplier of the Year for 2013, Sterling Planet delivers innovative energy solutions that benefit the environment. Since 2000, the Atlanta-based company has offered business and residential customers renewable energy certificates as an easy, affordable way to reduce the impact of everyday electricity use. The comprehensive portfolio of solutions has since grown to include carbon offsets, White Tags® energy efficiency certificates, green power project development, green partnerships with electricity and natural gas providers, and a Sterling Analytics IT platform that companies of all types are using for sustainable energy, water and carbon management. Sterling Planet’s four cornerstone activities – analyzing, greening, energizing and building – promote environmental, social and economic sustainability.