Green Power Partnership
|City of Austin, TX|
|Organization Type||Govt. (Local, Municipal)|
|Percentage Green Power||100.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Partner of the Year 2012|
|Environmental Web Page|
Austin is the capital of Texas, the 16th largest city in the U.S. and fourth largest in Texas. Recent national surveys rank Austin as one of the best places to live, work and play and as one of the safest, cleanest and 10th healthiest large city in the country. The City of Austin has taken a leadership role in the promotion of a clean, sustainable environment. The City of Austin is the largest city in the country to have 100 percent of all city-owned buildings and facilities powered by renewable energy resources. The City's community-owned electric utility, Austin Energy, boasts the #1 renewable energy program in the nation for sales every year since 2001. "The success of Austin's green energy program and other clean initiatives has helped focus national attention on our community and the quality of life which our city provides. This has helped promote Austin as a destination for both businesses and a progressive population." said Mayor Lee Leffingwell.