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World Energy Solutions Supports 24th RGGI CO2 Allowance Auction

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WORCESTER, Mass., June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it successfully supported the 24th quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) on June 4, 2014.

According to RGGI, Inc., all 18,062,384 CO2 allowances offered for sale were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $5.02. The auction generated $90.67 million for reinvestment by the RGGI states in a variety of consumer-benefit initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, direct bill assistance and greenhouse gas abatement programs. Cumulative proceeds from all RGGI CO2 allowance auctions currently total $1.75 billion.

In a previously released statement, Kelly Speakes-Backman, Commissioner of the Maryland Public Service Commission and Chair of the RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors, said: "The release of EPA's proposed carbon pollution rules has prompted many states to evaluate how they can cost-effectively reduce power-sector carbon pollution in as simple and transparent a manner as possible. With the RGGI states on pace to reduce our 2020 power-sector carbon emissions to levels about half that of 2005, the RGGI program has demonstrated a proven market-based model to do so."

Auction 24 Results At-A-Glance
Auction Date June 4, 2014
Allowances Offered for Sale 18,062,384
Allowances Sold 18,062,384
Ratio of Bids to Initial Supply 2.9
Clearing Price $5.02
Reserve Price $2.00
Proceeds from Auction 24 $90,673,167.68
Total Cumulative Proceeds (All Auctions) $1,752,397,202.64
Number of Bidders in Auction 24 43
Percent of Allowances Purchased by Compliance Entities & their Corporate Affiliates in Auction 24 55%
Percent of Allowances Purchased by Compliance Entities & their Corporate Affiliates in Auctions 1-24 78%

More details of the auction results can be found in the RGGI press release dated June 6, 2014 and at www.rggi.org.

About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES) is an energy technology and services firm transforming energy procurement and energy efficiency for commercial, industrial, institutional, government and utility customers. The Company's award-winning, cloud-based auction platform, the World Energy Exchange®, its team of energy experts, and a network of more than 500 suppliers and 300 channel partners form an ecosystem that enables customers to minimize their total cost of energy. To date, World Energy has transacted over $45 billion in energy, demand response and environmental commodities, creating more than $3 billion in value for its customers. World Energy is also a leader in the global carbon market, where its World Energy Exchange® supports the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first mandatory market-based regulatory program in the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, please visit www.worldenergy.com.

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CONTACT: Dan Mees World Energy Solutions, Inc. (508) 459-8156 dmees@worldenergy.com

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