Quaker Houghton contracts with Baltimore company for Renewable Energy Certificates

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Conshohocken-based Quaker Houghton, an industrial process fluids company, recently entered into a contract with Baltimore-based Constellation Energy Corp., the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy, to purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

The RECs would match approximately half of Quaker Houghton’s total U.S.-based electricity needs.

Under the agreement, Constellation would supply RECs sourced from wind and/or solar energy generators located in the contiguous United States that are Green-e Energy certified. Certification ensures the certificates meet the minimum environmental and consumer protection standards established by the nonprofit organization Center for Resource Solutions.

Certain Quaker Houghton U.S. locations must purchase 100 percent of their electricity through a renewable source or match with RECs that are then retired. Each retired certificate represents one megawatt hour of electricity generated by a renewable generator.

“Sustainability is core to our business and is a critical driving force in our long-term plan,” said Andy Tometich, Quaker Houghton CEO and president. “We are pleased to accelerate the achievement of our greenhouse gas emissions targets through the use of renewable energy certificates and remain committed to delivering on our ambitious 2030 sustainability goals.”

Quaker Houghton operates in more than 25 countries. It has approximately 4,700 employees worldwide.