BOSTON, April 15, 2009- Veolia Energy North America, a leading provider of sustainable energy services and facility operations and management solutions, announced that it is providing carbon offsets for the 8th Annual French-American Chamber of Commerce, New England Chapter (FACCNE) Business Award Dinner. Veolia Energy secured the equivalent of 25,000 pounds of carbon offsets, which will cover the emissions associated with the travel to the event and the energy usage by the hotel during the dinner. Taking place this evening, the event will honor Veolia Energy and will bring together international and local leaders offering insight into current energy policy including energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction.
"This annual event highlights the robust business environment that has developed between France and the United States, particularly in the field of clean energy," said Maurice Gervais, President, French-American Chamber of Commerce, New England Chapter (FACCNE)."Veolia Energy, a leader in this domain, has been a great contributor to this relationship.On behalf of the French-American Chamber of Commerce's New England Region, I am pleased to recognize Veolia Energy, and appreciate the steps they have taken to help offset the carbon footprint associated with this evening's event."
This year's dinner will feature speakers from across the world, including the Commonwealth's Division of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner, Philip Giudice; Consul General of France in Boston, Francois Gauthier; Veolia Energy North America President and CEO, Stewart A. Wood; and Chairman of Veolia Energy-Dalkia, Olivier Barbaroux.Other notable speakers include FACCNE's President, Maurice Gervais and Executive Vice President, Ken Vacovec.
"On behalf of Veolia Energy, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the French-American Chamber for the honor they have bestowed upon us," said Stewart A. Wood, President and CEO, Veolia Energy North America."We commend the Chamber's work to bring international investment to the Commonwealth and look forward to building on this long-term partnership as we continue to deliver environmentally sustainable services to customers throughout New England.Our commitment to New England is evident through our solutions, which include district energy, energy efficiency, facility operations and management and renewable energy."
With a 26-mile network of underground steam distribution pipes, 225 employees in Massachusetts, and more than 240 customers in Boston and Cambridge, Veolia Energy is an important contributor to the New England economy, and its district energy networks play an integral role in New England's infrastructure.
About Veolia Energy North America
A subsidiary of Veolia Environnement, the world's leading environmental services company, Veolia Energy focuses on controlling energy costs and reducing carbon footprints through energy-efficient, custom solutions.Solutions encompass the production and distribution of highly-reliable thermal energy; on-site operation of customers' complex equipment to enhance the technical, economic and environmental performance; and the introduction of renewable fuels into the energy mix where it is viable.Veolia Energy serves customers throughout the Continental USA, with a national reach and capability, and owns and operates the largest portfolio of district energy (heating and cooling) networks in the United States.With approximately 335,000 employees globally, Veolia Environnement reported revenue of $50 billion in 2008.
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