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WGL Energy and Clean Air Partners Complete 4th Annual Summer Air Quality Contest and 'Greening' of Concert in DC-Area


Beyoncé and Jay-Z's July 27 show at Fed Ed Field is carbon neutral
with projected greenhouse gas emissions counterbalanced by WGL Energy's
donation of carbon offsets

This summer, WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy), a WGL company, joined
with Clean Air Partners, an air quality organization serving the D.C.
region, for its 4th #BreatheEasy campaign and concert ticket
giveaway designed to engage and educate the general public about the
importance of using renewable and clean energy sources to improve air
quality. This year's show, the Beyoncé and Jay-Z "On the Run II" tour
stop at FedEx Field on Friday, July 27, is greenhouse-gas emission
neutral through carbon offsets donated by WGL Energy that counterbalance
the emissions expected to be generated by the event.

The lucky ticket winners who will join 45,000 fans at the performance
were selected through a promotional campaign led by Clean Air Partners
encouraging people to share what they do in their everyday lives to keep
the air clean and create a healthy environment. The contest was promoted
through local media, social media channels, and company communications
from Clean Air Partners and WGL Energy. Nearly 1,000 entries came from
across the entire region, which made it the largest number of
participants in the history of the program.

Continuing a longtime collaboration between WGL Energy and Clean Air
Partners for similar contests and the donation of carbon offsets, past
concerts included Chicago and Earth, Wind and Fire at Jiffy Lube Live in
2015, Bruce Springsteen at Nationals Stadium in 2016, as well as the
Bruno Mars show in 2017 at Capital One Arena.

"WGL Energy is dedicated to supporting sustainability initiatives at
events for local communities to enjoy for many years to come," said
Sanjiv Mahan, President of WGL Energy. "This is one of the summer's
biggest concerts, a perfect venue to showcase how offsetting emissions
generated by one of the D.C. area's largest stadiums can make a
difference in improving air quality. It also underscores our commitment
to fostering a healthy environment and sustainable future."

WGL Energy donated 365 carbon offsets, equivalent to avoiding the
consumption of more than 41,000 gallons of gasoline, taking more than 78
cars off the road for one year, or the planting of more than 9,400 tree
seedlings that grow for ten years. The carbon offset counterbalanced the
emissions produced by transportation, land-filled waste, hotel stays,
and energy use, including the energy used to operate concession stands.

WGL Energy's mission to deliver diverse energy to customers nationwide,
including renewable energy solutions, is consistent with the goals of
Clean Air Partners to decrease air pollution, protect public health and
recognize smart energy behavior in the Washington, D.C. area.

"The benefits of better air quality, including lower pollution, improved
health and less harm to our ecosystems, are made possible by the
commitment of citizens, businesses and organizations who champion clean
energy practices," said Jennifer Desimone, Clean Air Partners Managing
Director. "We applaud partners such as WGL Energy for providing seasoned
experience, resources and expertise to educate consumers about improving
the environment. We congratulate the 2018 contest winners and everyone
who contributed to a successful program."

Carbon offsets are an affordable and innovative way to counterbalance
emissions resulting from everyday activities such as travel and energy
use. Carbon Offsets from WGL Energy specifically are Green-e® Climate
certified and derived from verified carbon reduction projects in the
waste management sector, which capture and destroy methane from regional
landfills. WGL Energy invests a portion of the proceeds into the Carbon
Reduction Fund, managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and used to
develop new projects, such as tree plantings, to improve air and water
quality in the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To learn more about Clean Air Partners, visit
For more information about WGL Energy and its carbon offsets programs,
go to

About WGL and WGL Energy

The WGL family of companies − Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream
and Hampshire Gas − are now indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of
AltaGas Ltd. WGL is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is a leading
source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With
activities and assets across the U.S., WGL provides options for natural
gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation,
storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our
calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our
employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a
homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state
and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask
Us. For more information, visit us at and @wglanswers.

WGL Energy delivers a full spectrum of energy offerings, including
electricity, natural gas, renewable energy, carbon reduction,
distributed generation and energy efficiency solutions provided by WGL
Energy Services, Inc. and WGL Energy Systems, Inc. To learn more, visit
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About Clean Air Partners

Clean Air Partners is a public-private partnership educating the greater
metropolitan Baltimore-Washington region about health risks associated
with poor air quality and the impacts everyday actions have on the
environment. Since 1997, Clean Air Partners has been dedicated to
empowering individuals and organizations to take simple actions to
reduce air pollution, protect public health, and improve air quality.
For more information, visit

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