Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Education (Higher)|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Green Power Leadership Award 2011|
|Environmental Web Page|
Beginning in 2011, Allegheny College began purchasing certified wind energy to supply 100 percent of its annual power usage . “This single agreement, which immediately eliminates 52 percent of Allegheny’s carbon footprint, takes us halfway toward fulfilling the promise we made when we signed the President’s Climate Commitment in 2007,” said David McInally, Allegheny vice president for finance and planning. “It represents a major step forward for Allegheny and supports our educational mission, campus values, institutional partnerships, operational efficiency and the college’s new 10-year strategic plan.” Allegheny first invested in wind renewable energy credits in 2002, purchasing RECs for 10 percent of total annual electricity consumption. In 2007, this was increased to 15 percent, making the college an EPA recognized Green Power Partner.