About the Green Power Partnership
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Green Power Partnership (GPP) in 2001 to encourage organizations to use green power voluntarily to protect human health and the environment. The goals of the Green Power Partnership are to:
- Advance the American market for green power.
- Encourage the development of new U.S.-based renewable electricity sources.
- Reduce air emissions and pollution.
- Recognize leadership and impact in green power use.
- Support basic market principles and practices that serve all U.S. electricity consumers.
EPA Partners and How EPA Works With Them
EPA’s Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations, including large corporations; small and medium-sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; non-profit institutions; and colleges and universities. The Partnership provides a simple framework for organizations to exercise their choice in how their power is generated, including:
- Credible minimum green power usage benchmarks.
- Market and supply options information.
- Procurement assistance and guidance.
- Public recognition for green power leadership and use.
Learn more about the Green Power Partnership’s program requirements (pdf).