Watkins Glen International Pursues Green Energy

Watkins Glen International in upstate New York, one of the nation's historic racetracks, is looking to lead the way toward reducing their carbon footprint. With the help of a firm called Juice Energy, the 60-year-old raceway has signed a new contract to lower their electricity costs and limit the track's impact on the environment.

Juice Energy Inc. is a New York-based electricity supplier that “utilizes unique methodologies to deliver electricity to their clients at the lowest possible rates,” according to a company press statement. “At the same time, Juice Energy offers clients access to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power, making them a popular choice for businesses looking to curb their environmental impact.”

The new deal will cover all of The Glen's electricity needs for the next three years. In addition, the track will become one of the first motor sports facilities in North America to adopt a greener electricity strategy with the purchase of wind power equal to 100 percent of their annual electric use. The green power purchase effectively offsets the track's electricity related greenhouse gas emissions.

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