Two Texas universities are taking a revolutionary approach to marketing clean energy. Just in time for the college football season, the schools are launching landmark programs that will not only help the environment, but will offer 100 percent renewable energy to college alumni and loyal fans that reside in deregulated areas of Texas and help support each of the schools as well.
Texas A&M Launches Aggie Energy
Texas A&M, the seventh largest university in the country, is partnering with Dallas-based Branded Retail Energy Company and Houston-based Champion Energy Services to create the new Texas A&M Aggie Energy.
Each account created through Aggie Energy will help fund university programs, student scholarships and the athletic department. The service will be available for both residential and business consumers including an estimated 350,000 alumni and 49,000 current students.
Texas A&M Aggie Energy will officially launch on September 3, 2010, which just happens to coincide with College Colors Day. Final rates will be announced during the launch.
University of Texas Launches Texas Longhorns Energy
The University of Texas at Austin (UT) is also going green with a similar energy plan, Texas Longhorns Energy (TLE). Like A&M, UT is partnering with Branded Retail Energy and Champion Energy Services to provide 100 percent renewable energy to fans and alum of the school.
Proceeds will benefit the school's athletic programs and various sustainability initiatives. School merchandise and team-related incentives will also be available.
UT is the 5th largest campus in the U.S. with about 50,000 students. The new program will kick off in Mid-August, just in time for the annual kickoff of football season.
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