Tension Corporation Announces Availability of Wind Power Energy Credits

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Tension Corporation Announces Availability of Wind Power Energy Credits

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April 15, 2011

Tension Corporation, a multi-plant nationwide envelope manufacturer, has announced that it has made a commitment with Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) to purchase wind generated Renewable Energy Certificates to apply to Tension customer manufacturing orders.

Tension's commitment will allow 1,000,000 kWh of renewable wind energy to enter into the national electricity grid and displace the need for other sources of power generation. This purchase makes a difference for the environment, improving our nation's energy sustainability and independence.

The estimated environmental benefit is equivalent to planting nearly 540 acres of trees. Tension customers that request and use wind energy credits will be able to display an exclusive Wind Power emblem on their envelopes as a demonstration of their own concern and commitment to environmentally sound business practices.

In 2010, wind power accounted for nearly 2.5% of the electricity generated in the U.S, with no fuel expended and near-zero emissions. Wind projects continue to be a significant percentage of all new power-generation capacity being added.

Community Energy, Inc. (CEI) is a leading renewable energy developer and marketer, currently partnering with utilities and competitive suppliers in 21 markets to offer renewable energy programs to 17.5 million electric customers. CEI affiliate, IBERDROLA RENEWABLES, Inc., has developed new wind projects throughout the U.S. and is the country's second largest wind operator. Community Energy is a Green-e® Energy certified renewable energy marketer. For more information, please visit www.NewWindEnergy.com.

Tension Corporation is one of the country's leading manufacturers of envelope products, selling directly to companies and organizations nationwide. Tension makes many of the envelopes you see and handle day-to-day, including financial services envelopes, direct mail specialties, and product solutions for packaging. Tension produces over 12 billion envelopes a year with plants, distribution, and sales/service offices from coast to coast. Tension alsohas plants in China, Taiwan, and Australia.