World Energy Solutions Supports 21st RGGI CO2 Allowance Auction

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WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it successfully supported the 21st quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO2) allowances administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.). The auction held Wednesday, September 4, 2013 marks five years since the launch of the RGGI auctions in 2008.

According to RGGI, Inc., 38,409,043 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $2.67, generating $102.5 million for reinvestment by the RGGI states in a variety of consumer-benefitting initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, direct bill assistance and greenhouse gas abatement programs. The next RGGI auction is scheduled for December 4, 2013.

In a previously released statement, Collin O'Mara, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Chair of the RGGI, Inc. Board of Directors, said: "Having realized a more than 30 percent reduction in regional power sector carbon dioxide pollution, the RGGI states continue to operate one of the most cost-effective market-based carbon reduction programs in the world. States, regions, and countries are increasingly recognizing that RGGI's system of auctioning allowances provides flexibility with market certainty. Coupled with the reinvestment of allowance proceeds in strategic energy programs, the result is a program that cost-effectively reduces carbon pollution while also supporting economic growth."

More details of the auction results can be found in the RGGI, Inc. press release dated September 6, 2013 and at www.rggi.org.

About World Energy Solutions, Inc.

World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES) is an energy management services firm that brings together the passion, processes and technologies to take the complexity out of energy management and turn it into bottom-line impact for the businesses, institutions and governments we serve. To date, the Company has transacted more than $40 billion in energy, demand response and environmental commodities on behalf of its customers, creating more than $2 billion in value for them. 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: For additional information, contact: Dan Mees World Energy Solutions, Inc. (508) 459-8156 dmees@worldenergy.com

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