|Mister Car Wash Goes Clean; Purchases Cleaner Electricity from Green Mountain Energy Company|
Mister Car Wash is the Largest Car Wash Chain Nationally to Purchase Cleaner Electricity
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Austin, TX — January 26, 2005 — Mister Car Wash, the fourth largest car wash chain in the country, announced today its purchase of cleaner electricity from Texas-based Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation's largest retail providers of cleaner energy.
Green Mountain Energy® electricity is cleaner than typical system power in Texas and will be purchased for 23 of Mister Car Wash's wash and lube locations in the Houston and Round Rock areas. By purchasing cleaner energy from Green Mountain Energy Company, and based on Mister Car Wash's average historical electricity usage, Mister Car Wash will be helping to prevent the release of nearly 740 tons of carbon dioxide (C02), a greenhouse gas, into the air each year - equivalent to not driving 1,600,000 million miles annually.
Larry Minich, chief financial officer for Mister Car Wash says, "We see this as a tremendous opportunity to be good community stewards while also being financially responsible. It's not often you get a chance to do the right thing and save money at the same time."
"More and more businesses are seeing the dual value of buying cleaner electricity and saving money," said Scott Hart, president of commercial services for Green Mountain Energy Company. "We are debunking the myth in the commercial market that doing good costs more. Companies can maintain fiscal responsibility to their shareholders and social responsibility to their customers and community."
Hart added, "Our cleaner electricity products, coupled with the competitive rates we are offering to many Texas businesses, make choosing Green Mountain Energy electricity an extremely compelling proposition."
By purchasing a cleaner electricity product from Green Mountain Energy Company, Mister Car Wash is helping to make a difference by increasing the demand for new renewable energy facilities.
About Mister Car Wash
Mister Car Wash was founded in 1969 in Houston, TX with a single store and a handful of employees. Today, Mister Car Wash has 33 locations, 1200 employees and is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with operations in Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Washington and Texas. Mister Car Wash's goal is simple: deliver the cleanest car possible, quickly, with the highest level of customer service.
About Green Mountain Energy Company
Founded in 1997 to "change the way power is made", Green Mountain Energy Company offers residential, business, institutional and governmental customers the choice to support cleaner electricity generated from sources such as wind, solar, water, geothermal, biomass and natural gas. Due to Green Mountain Energy Company's efforts, about 600,000 customers nationwide are purchasing electricity that is significantly less polluting than typical system power. The company is based in Austin, Texas.
Green Mountain Energy® and the Green Mountain Energy logo are registered service marks of Green Mountain Energy Company. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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