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Green Power Partnership

Green Power Partnership Events and Webinars

Below is a list of upcoming and past events and webinars of potential interest to Green Power Partners and other program stakeholders. EPA hosts webinars on a regular basis that explore a variety of topics, including the Green Power Partnership, green power technologies and products, and information on procuring green power. Presentations, recordings, and other supplemental materials are available.

You can find the Green Power Partnership at many of the following events and conferences.

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Upcoming Events

June 8 - 11, 2020
The 2020 Better Buildings, Better Plants Virtual Leadership Symposium

The 2020 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit is transitioning to a virtual leadership symposium, June 8-11. The Virtual Leadership Symposium will feature a series of timely webinars and peer exchanges beginning with an Opening Plenary on Monday, June 8.

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Upcoming Webinars

ENERGY STAR® Webinar: Renewable Energy Options for Small Businesses and Congregations
Thursday, May 21, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM ET              

Electricity use is often the single largest source of an organization’s emissions and air pollution footprint, not to mention being a significant expense. Making the simple choice to use renewable energy can offer environmental, economic and community benefits. On this webinar, you will learn about the various options available in the market to buy green power through retail purchase, self-generation and direct purchase from a renewable project. You will learn about how to align your desired energy and environmental outcomes to specific green power supply options. You will learn about the role of renewable energy certificates and how they can support your organization meeting its renewable energy and carbon footprint reduction goals.

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Local Government Clean Energy Trends and Resources
July 8, 2020  1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Cities are a core driver of climate change, accounting for more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions and over two-thirds of energy consumption. Because of this, cities have the opportunity to be on the forefront of tackling climate change by leading the charge to renewable energy. In fact, more and more U.S. cities have set and started acting upon their own clean energy goals.

The American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator, co-led by World Resources Institute (WRI) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is a program that helps U.S. cities meet – or beat – their near-term carbon reduction goals with cutting-edge technical support and resources. One of these resources is a new tool that tracks renewable energy transactions and engagement efforts made by local governments since 2015.

This webinar will highlight local government clean energy trends across the U.S. and showcase the Renewables Accelerator’s Local Government Renewables Action Tracker along with other tools and resources to help cities move forward on procuring clean energy themselves.Representatives from WRI and RMI, alongside guest speakers from local governments, will discuss how the Renewables Accelerator is helping local governments explore and access their available green power supply options.

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Past Events

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2019 Webinars

2018 Webinars

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2015 Webinars

2014 Webinars

2013 Webinars

And a select number of older webinars that still provide relevant information.

GPP Webinar: Guide to Purchasing Green Power

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT

This past fall, a major revision to the Guide to Purchasing Green Power was released. The Guide was authored through the contributions of multiple organizations including EPA's Green Power Partnership, World Resources Institute (WRI), Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), U.S. Department of Energy as well as selected content from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). It is intended for organizations that are considering the merits of green power use or that are seeking information regarding the process of or range of options available for purchasing it.

This webinar provided a brief overview of the Guide and the most recent updates, which include new market information and terminology, updated market statistics, new content on direct project engagement procurement options as well as new examples on capturing and communicating benefits.


  • James Critchfield, US EPA, Green Power Partnership
  • Todd Jones, Center for Resource Solutions

Green Power Leadership Awards: A Review of 2019 Categories, Eligibility, Criteria, and the Application Process

Wednesday February 27, 2019
3:00 PM-4:00 PM EST
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The 2019 Green Power Leadership Awards application period is now open and will close on March 15, 2019. EPA presents the Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). The awards recognize leading organizations that have helped further the green power market through their green power procurement, innovation, overall green power strategy, and impact. During this webinar, EPA and CRS will provide information related to eligibility, evaluation criteria, and application content for each of the award categories, as well as answer questions.


  • Melissa Klein, Communications Lead, U.S. EPA, Green Power Partnership
  • Jeff Swenerton, Communications Director, Center for Resource Solutions
  • 2019 GPLA Overview

Solar Project Portal Webinar: Guidance for Setting a Renewable Energy Goal

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Setting clear renewable energy goals and defining priorities are important steps in developing solar projects. On Wednesday June 27, 2018, the U.S. EPA hosted a webinar for the Local Government Solar Project Portal on how to set a renewable energy goal and the key considerations and benefits of doing so. This webinar provided an overview of a new EPA guidance document for local governments on setting renewable energy goals and presented two case studies from the City of Ashland, OR and the City of Orlando, FL. These local governments shared their experiences with other municipalities who are also on a similar journey.


  • Verena Radulovic, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Adam Hanks, Interim City Administrator, City of Ashland, OR
  • Christopher Castro, Director of Sustainability, City of Orlando, FL

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