Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Helps Reduce Hazardous Carbon Dioxide Emissions by 15.6 Million Pounds in 2007

Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:36pm EST

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  TUSTIN, CA, Jan 23 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
 Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions announced today that it helped
businesses reduce harmful carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) in the air by 15.6
million pounds in 2007 while helping them save $2.2 million in energy costs.

    This equates to 13 million kilowatt hours of energy savings.

    The company's goal for 2008 is to decrease emissions by 24 million pounds,
translates into savings of $2.8 million for California businesses, according to
William Tauber, CEO of Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions.

    "Through Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions, we lowered our monthly
operating expense for consuming electricity by $3,000, we have 150 fewer tons
of CO2 discharged into the atmosphere, we have more light for our team members
to do their work, and we received a rebate check of $30,000 back from the
utility company," says Joe Wildman, President of California Hardware in Ontario,

    Progressive's list of clients in 2007 includes Hobie Cat, a leading
of kayaks and sailboats based in Oceanside, Calif. Progressive not only saved
Cat $2,000 per month in energy costs -- nearly $24,000 annually -- but it also
helped the company reduce harmful emissions by 100 tons per year. As a result
of the reduction, Hobie Cat will receive $9,200 in rebates from its utility

    "It's a good business decision overall that we did this and a smart thing
a 'green' perspective," says Hobie Cat VP of Operations Hugh Greenwald. "We're
a greener company as a result. We want to do as much as we can from a green
perspective. And when you consider the cost-savings, it's a no-brainer from a
and environmental perspective."

    Since Progressive Lighting & Energy's startup in July 2004, it has reduced
consumption by more 21 megawatt hours.

    "Helping California corporations become greener in their energy usage
lighting efficiency measures equates to removing thousands of homes in
California from the electrical grid," Tauber says.

    About Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Inc.

    Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions Inc. is California's "green"
provider. Its energy-efficient lighting design reduces energy consumption up to
60% by retrofitting existing commercial and industrial lighting. Customers who
install dimming devices, occupancy sensors and daylight-harvesting,
energy-saving bulbs can reduce energy consumption by an additional 15 to
20%. These businesses also report increased worker productivity and satisfaction
from enhanced lighting levels. Founded in 2004, PLE helps customers comply
with energy codes, earn valuable rebates from their local electric utility
providers and qualify for federal tax deductions. Over the last 2 1/2 years,
PLE has helped customers save 22,766,229 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and 3.7
megawatts (MW) of demand, thus preventing 27,285,945 pounds of carbon dioxide
(CO2), 364,259 pounds of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and 1,570,869 pounds of
nitrogen oxide (NOX) from being emitted into California's ecosystem. Learn
more at or by calling 714-542-5490.

    Expertise: Progressive Lighting & Energy Solutions CEO William C. Tauber
isa nationally-recognized expert on energy reduction and solar power. He has
been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and Orange County Register, as
well as several national environmental newsletters.


William Tauber
714-542-5490, ext. 22

Rick Weinberg

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