Two Federal Agencies Rank in the Top 15 Green Power Purchases

January 29, 2010

In an updated ranking from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership, the U.S. Air Force and the EPA were number 11 and 14 in the National Top 50 green power purchasers. These green power purchases—which included biogas, biomass, solar, and wind resources—support development of renewable power generation capacity and help reduce the impact of electricity use on the environment.

The U.S. Air Force purchased 339,660,392 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power and the EPA purchased 262,262,425 kWh. Organizations can meet EPA purchase requirements using a combination of renewable energy certificates, onsite generation, and utility green power products. Purchase amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Rankings are updated quarterly.

According to the Green Power Partnership Web site, these top 50 purchases amount to more than 13 billion kWh annually, representing more than 70% of the green power commitments made by all EPA Green Power Partners.

The complete list of Top Partner Rankings is available on the EPA Web site.