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World Energy Solutions Supports 19th RGGI CO2 Allowances Auction

WORCESTER, Mass., March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- World Energy Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:XWES), a leading energy management services firm, today announced it successfully supported the 19th quarterly auction of carbon dioxide (CO 2) allowances administered by Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI, Inc.) on March 13, 2013.

According to RGGI, Inc., 37,835,405 CO 2 allowances were sold at a clearing price of $2.80, generating $105.9 million for reinvestment by the RGGI states in a variety of consumer-benefitting initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, direct bill assistance, greenhouse gas abatement, and climate change adaptation. The next RGGI auction is scheduled for June 5, 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: "RGGI has provided a roadmap to a clean energy future. The RGGI auctions continue to demonstrate that a market-based program that spurs investments in energy efficiency and low-emission electric generation can simultaneously achieve the goals of cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy."

More details of the auction results can be found in the RGGI, Inc. press release dated March 15, 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 $30 billion in energy, demand response and environmental commodities on behalf of its customers, creating more than $1 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.

The World Energy Solutions, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16555

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: our revenue and backlog are dependent on actual future energy purchases pursuant to completed procurements; the demand for our services is affected by changes in regulated prices or cyclicality or volatility in competitive market prices for energy; the potential impact on our historical and prospective financial results of a change in accounting policy may negatively impact our stock price; and other factors outside our control that affect transaction volume in the electricity market as well as our overall business. Additional risk factors are identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Dan Mees
         World Energy Solutions, Inc.
         (508) 459-8156
         dmees@worldenergy.com
         
         Susan Forman
         Dian Griesel, Inc.
         (212) 825-3210
         sforman@dgicomm.com

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