Seattle, WA – Entercom Seattle became the first radio station in the Seattle area to invest in new, renewable energy resources to offset its own electricity consumption. Together with local partners, Entercom’s Hot 103.7 is reducing its own environmental impact and encouraging other businesses in the area to take advantage of renewable resources in an effort to minimize emissions. “We’re very proud to be the first radio station in the Pacific Northwest with Zero Emission studios,” said Jack Hutchison, Entercom Vice-President and Market Manager.
As a Seattle City Light customer, all the electricity used by Hot 103.7 to power its broadcast equipment, studio computers, lighting, and more is already greenhouse gas neutral. Seattle City Light gets 90 percent of its electricity from clean, renewable hydroelectric resources and fully offsets all its carbon emissions.
With this partnership, Hot 103.7 is going above and beyond by participating in the utility’s Green Up program to invest in additional new, renewable energy. Green Up supports the development of energy from Northwest resources that won’t pollute and won’t run out, from Green-e certified suppliers located right here in the Pacific Northwest.
“Support for new, renewable energy sources in our region helps strengthen our green economy, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, and protect our natural resources,” said Glenn Atwood, Seattle City Light Conservation Resources Director. “I commend Entercom for its commitment to our region’s energy future and to encourage others to do the same.”