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Issue 61, November 2018

2018 Green Power Leadership Award Winners Announced

GPP Program Update 55 – GPLA logo 2018On October 10, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners across the country.

"The 2018 Green Power Leadership Award winners have proven real leadership, demonstrating to American businesses that through their investments they can together not only grow America's renewable energy market, but also reduce air emissions and protect the environment," said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum.

The award winners are being recognized for their efforts in advancing the nation's voluntary green power market. From using enough green power to meet 100 percent of electricity needs to signing long-term contracts that enable new green power project development, these organizations are demonstrating leadership by furthering the case for accessible, affordable green power use.

The winners for each of the three award categories are:

Green Power Partner of the Year

  • Microsoft Corporation

Direct Project Engagement

  • Jackson Family Wines
  • Michigan State University
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • T-Mobile US, Inc.
  • University of California

Excellence in Green Power Use

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Equinix, Inc.
  • Google Inc.
  • Starbucks Coffee Company

The Green Power Leadership Awards are sponsored by EPA's Green Power Partnership Program in collaboration with the Center for Resource Solutions.

Learn more about the EPA 2018 Green Power Leadership Award winners and read the EPA press release.

GPP Program Update 61 – Renewable Energy Markets 20182018 EPA and CRS Green Power Leadership Award Winners

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Top Partner Rankings & Green Power Communities List Updated October 29

On October 29, GPP released updates to its Top Partner Rankings, which feature Partner organizations leading the way with their use of green power.

The October update of the Top Partner Rankings resulted in big changes to the lists. On the National Top 100 list, Samsung Electronics and Semiconductors jumped to the No. 7 spot (from No. 59 in July) with its nearly 1.2 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of annual green power use. Kimberly-Clark Corporation also now appears as No. 15 on the National Top 100, along with new Partners, General Mills (No. 32) and QTS (No. 59).

In total, the Partners featured on the Top 100 list use nearly 46 billion kWh of green power.

GPP Program Update 61 – Top 100 graphic

The October update ushered in several new Green Power Communities—towns, villages, cities, counties, or tribal governments in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA's Green Power Community usage requirements. As of October 2018, 72 Green Power Communities are partnering with EPA.

Several Illinois communities debuted on the GPC list in October after joining the Partnership, including Tinley Park; Oswego; South Elgin; Village of La Grange Park; Clarendon Hills; South Barrington; and Palos Park.

See what else changed on the Top Partner Rankings this quarter.

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GPP Kicks Off 2018-19 College & University Challenge

EPA kicked off its 2018-19 College and University Green Power Challenge on October 29, which encourages higher education institutions to increase their use of green power. Throughout the 2018-19 academic year, EPA's Green Power Partnership will track the collegiate athletic conferences with the highest combined green power usage in the nation. The Challenge is open to any collegiate athletic conference that has at least two Green Power Partners and an aggregate green power usage of at least 10 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) across the conference.

There are currently 107 schools from 37 athletic conferences participating in the 2018-19 Challenge. The Big Ten, which was the 2017-18 Collective Conference Champion, enters as the top-ranked conference. Together, the Big Ten's participating schools use nearly 494 million kWh of green power annually—equal to the electricity use of nearly 46,000 average American homes. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville enters this year's Challenge as the top individual school, procuring more than 250 million kWh of green power annually.

Your school can be listed on the scheduled update on January 28, 2019! You simply need to report your institution's green power use information to EPA no later than January 3, 2019. More on the College & University Green Power Challenge and how to participate: https://www.epa.gov/greenpower/college-and-university-challenge.

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Partner Spotlight – Bank of America

GPP Program Update 61 – Bank of America logoOur Partner Spotlight this month features Bank of America. Beth Wytiaz, SVP, Environmental Operations Manager, answered some questions about the company's green power use.

What motivated your organization to use green power?

Bank of America is committed to accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy. This commitment runs throughout our business, such as with our environmental business goal to deploy $125 billion in low-carbon, sustainable finance by 2025, and within our direct operations. That is why in 2016 we committed to purchasing 100 percent renewable electricity and achieving carbon neutrality by 2020, as well as enhance our existing environmental operations goals. We made this decision with feedback from external stakeholders such as our National Community Advisory Council and internal stakeholders like our Global Environment, Social and Governance Committee, which is led by our Vice Chair, Anne Finucane, and reports to our CEO and Board of Directors.

In 2017, Bank of America procured more than 1.6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity from renewable sources, which represents 89 percent of our U.S. operations' electricity use. At this time, most of our procurement of renewable electricity is mainly done through renewable energy credits (RECs), all of which are Green-e certified. In the future, we anticipate including more onsite solar as well as power purchase agreements in our low-carbon energy strategy.

GPP Program Update 61 – Bank of America KissimmeeA solar photovoltaic system installed on a Bank of America financial center in Kissimmee, Florida.

What do you see as the benefits of using green power and what role does it currently play in your organization's broader business and environmental strategy?

Using green power helps Bank of America be a responsible steward of the environment while contributing to our efforts to meet our 2020 operational goals of 1) achieving carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 emissions and 2) purchasing 100 percent renewable electricity. From 2010 to 2017 we reduced market-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 86 percent, and by year-end 2017, 83 percent of our electricity across our global operations came from renewable sources.

Additionally, as we work with customers and clients to explore how they can be more sustainable, it is important to demonstrate how a company can successfully transition to a low-carbon business while realizing revenue growth.

Does your organization have a green power or GHG emissions reduction goal? If so, what is it and how do you plan to achieve it?

In addition to our 100 percent renewable electricity goal, Bank of America's operational goals include:

  • achieving carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2020;
  • reducing location-based GHG emissions 50 percent by 2020 from a 2010 baseline; and
  • reducing energy use 40 percent by 2020 from a 2010 baseline.

For our full suite of goals, which include commitments on LEED-certified office space, reductions in water and paper consumption and waste sent to landfill, and vendor engagement, please see our operational goals website.

How do you communicate your green power use to consumers, employees, and other stakeholders?

Our National Community Advisory Council focuses on community development, consumer policy, as well as environmental, social, and governance issues, and allows us to communicate our green power and other environmental progress directly to key stakeholders.

We speak about our commitments and progress in external forums, like Climate Week in New York City, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summits, and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP) meetings. We communicate our environmental commitments through our Annual Report (PDF) (214 pp, 4.7MB), ESG Report (PDF) (17 pp, 305K), CDP filings, our environmental website, and in social media.

We communicate about our goals to our employees and discuss how they can contribute to meeting them, and our My Environment® program engages employees to help them act as better environmental stewards at work, at home, and in the community. Currently, more than 23,000 employees across 30 countries participate in the My Environment employee program.

How has being an EPA Green Power Partner benefited your organization?

Being an EPA Green Power Partner has helped keep our company accountable while allowing us to learn from peers in the business community that have made similar commitments. GPP is a great resource for information about the renewable energy markets and how to communicate our efforts in this space. It is also a great way to collaborate or share best practices with other companies that also seek to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy.

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Green Power Partners in the News

Green Power Partners have a lot to brag about these days, and they didn't hesitate to do so in October. Check out the articles and press releases below that highlight recent news.

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GPP Featured on Twitter

Our Partners are taking to Twitter to promote their Green Power Leadership Awards. Check out some recent posts:

GPP Program Update 61 – Jackson Family Wines tweet

GPP Program Update 61 – Anheuser-Busch tweet

GPP Program Update 61 – Procter and Gamble tweet

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NEW – Solar Project Portal Video for Local Governments

EPA recently released a video to help new users learn more about its recently launched Local Government Project Portal. EPA launched the new Project Portal in April to serve as a hub for accessing resources and recognizing municipal government progress towards developing solar projects. The Resources section details the major steps along the project development pathway and resources and tools to assist you with each step.

If you are interested in having your municipality added to the Portal's Solar Project List, simply email evidence of your municipality's publicly available renewable energy goal or commitment to EPASolarPortal@erg.com (contractor email in support of EPA). For municipalities that have already joined, be sure to check out the Guidance for Submitting Solar Project Progress Spreadsheet (XLSX) to share your achievements with EPA.

GPP Program Update 61 – Solar Project Portal video

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Webinar: Solar Project Site Assessment for Local Governments

Wednesday November 28, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Understanding solar site opportunities starts with collecting site information and utility data. This information is important when seeking project proposals from developers and is the basis for conducting site assessments to identify the most suitable sites.

EPA developed a training video that explains the basic steps for assessing potential solar project sites; describes how to pre-screen the potential sites on your initial list; and explains how to conduct a more in-depth site evaluation of key locations. This webinar will feature guest speakers from several municipalities who will provide real-world examples of the steps they took as well as lessons learned from the experience.

Speakers:
Risa Edelman, U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership program
Mandy La Brier, Director of Energy Management, City of Chicago
Ned Noel, Associate Planner, City of Eau Claire
Scott R. Tess, Environmental Sustainability Manager, City of Urbana

Register today!

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NREL Releases Status and Trends Report on Voluntary Green Power Market

In October, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its latest Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (PDF) (60 pp, 3.3MB) report, which uses 2017 data to provide a snapshot of the market. The report reveals that, in 2017, about 5.5 million retail electricity customers procured about 112 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power, representing approximately 26 percent of all renewable energy sales (excluding large hydropower) in the United States.

  • Key findings highlighted in the report include: Utility green pricing programs, which have generally relied on wind, are increasing their procurement of solar energy, especially among the 10 largest programs.
  • Unbundled renewable energy certificates—which are primarily purchased by large nonresidential customers—continue to account for the majority of voluntary green power sales (about 46%).
  • Green power sales through power purchase agreements exhibited the strongest year-over-year growth in absolute terms, increasing by about 12.7 million MWh from 2016 to 2017.
  • Community choice aggregations—which primarily serve residential and small commercial customers—account for about half of green power customers.

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National Scorecard Reports How States Stack Up on Shared Renewable Energy Programs

In October, the independent Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released a national scorecard that grades state shared renewable energy programs, some of which convey the renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the end user and some of which do not. IREC's National Shared Renewables Scorecard uses specific criteria to evaluate how each program stacks up to national best practices and one another.

The scorecard grades 17 active shared renewables programs in 13 states plus Washington, D.C. Three additional states—Illinois, New Jersey, and Oregon—are in the process of implementing new programs and are not yet graded.

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Past Issues

 

In the News includes local, regional, and national media coverage not issued by EPA or its Partners.

2018

October 12, 2018
The Daily Californian, Environmental Protection Agency Awards University for Commitment to Renewable Energy
October 11, 2018
Cornell Chronicle, Cornell Receives 2018 Green Power Leadership Award
October 10, 2018
Renewable Energy Magazine, Anheuser-Busch Recognized for Excellence in Green Power Use in 2018 EPA Leadership Awards
May 1, 2018
The Oklahoma Daily, OU Ranks First in Green Power Usage among Big 12 Universities for 7th Consecutive Year
April 26, 2018
Windpower Engineering & Development, EPA Recognizes SC Johnson as Top User of Green Power
April 25, 2018
Niagara Frontier Publications, UB Tops Mid-American Conference in Green Power Usage
March 6, 2018
Windpower Engineering & Development, T-Mobile Joins Green Power Partnership
February 5, 2018
Minnesota Daily, UMN Optimistic about Reaching 2020 Energy Goals
January 25, 2018
KAST 1370 AM, Clatsop County Tops in Green Power

2017

November 21, 2017
The California Aggie, Transforming the UC’s Energy Portfolio
November 15, 2017
University of Tennessee Daily Beacon, EPA Awards UT for Green Power
November 6, 2017
Atlanta Journal Constitution, Morrow Manufacturing Plant Garners EPA Green Power Leadership Award
November 2, 2017
Tucson Local Media, Amphi Recognized for Green Power Leadership
November 1, 2017
Patch, City of Dallas Earns 2nd Place On Green-Powered Governments List
November 1, 2017
Patch, Evanston Named Among Top Green Power Users by EPA
October 31, 2017
New University, UC Named Leader of Clean Energy by EPA
October 31, 2017
The Daily Northwestern, EPA Names Evanston among Top Local Governments Using Green Power
October 29, 2017
Bainbridge Island Review, City Earns Kudos for Green Power
October 26, 2017
North American WindPower, EPA Names 2017 Green Power Leaders
October 25, 2017
Solar Industry, U.S. EPA Crowns 2017 Green Power Leaders
October 25, 2017
The Daily Californian, University of California Wins Environmental Protection Agency Award for Sustainability Effort
October 24, 2017
BakingBusiness.com, Clif Bar Wins Two Green Power Leadership Awards
October 24, 2017
Daily Press, VVWRA Recognized as Green Power Leader by EPA
October 24, 2017
Tucson News Now, Amphitheater Public Schools Recognized Nationally for Green Power Leadership
October 23, 2017
Sustainable Brands, L'Oréal USA Recognized By EPA with Green Power Partner of the Year Award
October 13, 2017
Knoxville News Sentinel, University of Tennessee Shows it’s Easy to be Green
October 11, 2017
The Daily Astorian, Clatsop County Joins Green Power Partnership
October 2, 2017
The Healdsburg Tribune, Francis Ford Coppola Winery Honored as Sustainability Leader
May 21, 2017
Times of San Diego, City Joins Apple, Walmart, Coca-Cola on EPA’s Clean Power Ranking
May 20, 2017
Daily Bruin, UC Ranks as One of Leading Colleges in EPA’s Green Power Partnership
May 15, 2017
National Association of College and University Business Officers, 16 Campuses Recognized as Top Partners in Green Power
May 9, 2017
The Daily Cardinal, UW-Madison Plays Key Role in Big Ten’s Green Power Challenge Victory
May 5, 2017
Communique, UCCS Recognized for Green Power Use
May 4, 2017
Green Sports Alliance, EPA's Green Power Partnership Announces Collegiate Green Power Challenge Champions
May 3, 2017
North Texas Daily, UNT Really Does Mean Green
May 3, 2017
The Oklahoma Daily, OU Wins Renewable Energy Usage Contest
April 20, 2017
QSR Magazine, Solar Farm Powers Starbucks Renewable Energy Strategy
April 20, 2017
Mercer Island Reporter, Mercer Island City Operations to Run Exclusively on Wind Power Starting in 2019
April 17, 2017
University of Tennessee Daily Beacon, UT Lights Up the Green Initiative
March 26, 2017
Denton Record Chronicle, UNT Students Buy Renewable Energy Credits to Power Denton Campuses
March 9, 2017
The Gourmet Retailer, Clif Bar Honored by EPA
March 8, 2017
Montgomery County Today, IKEA Ranks Highly on Largest Green Power Users List
February 8, 2017
The Pointer, Go Green or Go Home
February 6, 2017
The Alestle, SIUE Makes Switch to Renewable Energy
January 31, 2017
Channel 7 WSAW-TV, Saving Green While Going Green: Tips on Sustainability
January 31, 2017
OU Daily, OU Reduces Carbon Emissions by More Than Half Since 2008, More Work for Sustainability Ahead
January 28, 2017
Alton Telegraph, SIUE Expands Use of Renewable Electricity
January 23, 2017
The Daily Illinini, UIUC Purchases Wind Energy to Shrink Carbon Footprint

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2016

December 14, 2016
Tucson Local Media, Amphi Celebrates Completion of Massive Solar Project
December 8, 2016
CleanTechnica, 5 Major Businesses Powered by Renewable Energy
November 18, 2016
Big Ten Network, Northwestern and Ohio State are Making More Sustainable Campuses
November 3, 2016
The Cauldron, Cleveland State Recognized by EPA as Green Power Partner
October 24, 2016
Greenbiz, Energy Leaders Advance at REM16, EPA Green Power Partner Awards
October 20, 2016
Recharge News, Apple, GM, Intel Among US EPA 'Green Power' Award Winners
October 19, 2016
North American Wind Power, U.S. EPA Crowns This Year's 'Green Power' Leaders
October 19, 2016
Solar Industry, U.S. EPA Names 2016 Green Power Leaders
October 18, 2016
Waste Dive, EPA Recognizes SC Johnson, GM for Use of 'Green Power' from Landfills
October 18, 2016
Environmental Leader, And the Green Power Leadership Award Goes To…
October 18, 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Maplewood Honored by EPA as Nation's Green Power Community of the Year
September 14, 2016
The Town Courier, Environmental Honor Only Confirms Gaithersburg's Green Rep
September 7, 2016
The Guardian, Turning Trash into Energy Makes Good Business Sense
August 23, 2016
Global Cosmetics News, Global Cosmetics News, US EPA Welcomes L'Oréal into its Green Power Partnership
August 9, 2016
Reading Eagle, Trucking's Getting a Lot Greener
August 3, 2016
The Pocono Record, Northampton Community College Recognized for Energy Efficiency
July 28, 2016
Reliable Plant Magazine, EPA Recognizes GM Plant for Onsite Renewable
July 27, 2016
Houston Chronicle, IKEA Ups its Use of Green Power
July 26, 2016
Smart Energy Decisions, Tech Giants, Plus Kohl's, Maintain Leadership Ranking of Green Power Users
May 24, 2016
National Co+op Grocers, Co-ops Among Top Retailers in EPA's Green Power Partnership Rankings
May 9, 2016
Sustainable Business.com, SUNY Buffalo Leads Universities on Using Renewable Energy
May 4, 2016
The Packer, EPA Adds Ahold, Wal-Mart to Top 100 Green Power Partnership
May 2, 2016
Hospitality Net, Concord Hospitality Continues to Go Green
May 2, 2016
Triple Pundit, How to Buy a Wind Farm: Lessons in Corporate Green Power
April 29, 2016
The Sentinel, Dickinson College Recognized as Green-Power User
April 27, 2016
Bristol Herald Courier, Emory & Henry Recognized for Green Power
April 27, 2016
Progressive Grocer, Walmart, Ahold USA Among EPA's Top 100 Green Power Users
April 26, 2016
WIVB News, UB on Sustainability: "It's a Constant Quest"
April 26, 2016
Meadville Tribune, EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among NCAC Schools
April 26, 2016
Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon Valley College Recognized as Top Green Power User
April 25, 2016
Buffalo News, UB Ranks First Among Campuses Nationwide for Use of Green Power
April 21, 2016
Decorah News, Luther College Dedicates New Solar Array
April 21, 2016
Printing Impressions, EPA Names Mohawk to its Top 100 List of Green Power Users for 11th Straight Year
April 20, 2016
The Full Pint, Schlafly Beer Now Designates All Packaging With 100% Renewable Energy)
April 7, 2016
Samsung Electronics and Semiconductors, Samsung: Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Innovation
April 5, 2016
Community Idea Stations, University of Richmond Installs State-of-the-Art Solar Panels
March 25, 2016
The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham's Food Co-op Recognized as U.S. Green Power Leader
March 23, 2016
Fortune, How Apple's Solar Strategy Evolved
March 16, 2016
Energy Manager Today, Iron Mountain Incorporates Wind Power
March 8, 2016
The Daily Northwestern, Evanston Listed Among Top Green Power Users by Environmental Protection Agency
February 24, 2016
Electric Choice, 10 Ways the NHL is Becoming One of the Greenest Professional Sports Leagues
February 5, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal, Furniture Maker Signs 12-year Agreement for Wind Power
February 4, 2016
Windpower Engineering and Development, Steelcase Invests in Wind Power from Apex Clean Energy
January 27, 2016
The Athens Messenger, EPA Recognizes OU Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
January 27, 2016
North American WindPower, Google And Invenergy Sign 225 MW Wind PPA
January 14, 2016
Energy Manager Today, Salesforce Buys More Wind Power

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2015

December 28, 2015
Mail Tribune, Talent Joins Ranks of Green-power Cities
December 17, 2015
WXPR, Potawatomi Install 1 Megawatts Of Solar Power
December 10, 2015
STLtoday.com, Maplewood is the Fastest City in Missouri to Achieve the EPA Green Power Community Status
December 8, 2015
North American WindPower, EDPR, Bloomberg Announce N.Y.'s Largest Corporate Wind Energy Buy
December 8, 2015
Ithaca.com, Ithaca Reduces Gas Emissions with Renewable Energy Credits
November 6, 2015
EPNewswire, State Street Named Top 100 Green Power Purchasers
November 6, 2015
Lansing Star, Tompkins County Achieves National Recognition for Green Power Use
November 5, 2015
The Diamondback, UMD Ranks No. 12 in List of Renewable Energy Users
November 4, 2015
Sonoma West, National Awards Honor Wellness Tea Pioneer as Leading Green Power User
November 2, 2015
Bay View Compass, Outpost Natural Foods Installing Solar Panels in Mequon Store
November 2, 2015
Ithaca Journal, Tompkins' Renewable Energy Use Recognized
October 28, 2015
Dallas Morning News, Dallas Leads Cities in Renewable Energy Use
October 28, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Walmart, Apple Lead On-Site Renewables Challenge
October 27, 2015
The Union Leader, EPA Honors Hypertherm
October 27, 2015
Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production, Local renewables fuel US company needs
October 26, 2015
Dallas Weekly, EPA Names Dallas Top Green Power User Among U.S. Cities
October 26, 2015
McLean Patch, McLean-based Mars Ranks #6 on List of Biggest Green Power Users
October 25, 2015
Arizona Daily Star, TUSD's Solar Power Efforts Recognized
October 23, 2015
WinBeta, EPA awards Microsoft the Green Power Partner of the Year
October 21, 2015
Daily Freeman, EPA Honors Ulster County for Green Power Use
October 21, 2015
ITProPortal, Microsoft handed award for going green
October 21, 2015
The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern Only University to Receive 2015 EPA Award
October 21, 2015
American School & University, Tucson District's Solar Project Singled Out by EPA
October 20, 2015
Biomass Magazine, Biogas, Landfill Gas Users Win EPA Onsite Green Power Awards
October 20, 2015
betanews, Microsoft's green practices garner an award from the EPA
October 20, 2015
The Tribune-Review, Phipps Recognized by EPA for Green Leadership
October 20, 2015
North American WindPower, U.S. EPA Names 2015 Green Power Leaders
October 19, 2015
Progressive Grocer, Ahold USA Snags EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
North by Northwestern, EPA awards Northwestern 2015 Green Power Partner Award
October 19, 2015
E&E News, EPA Honors 25 'Green Power' Leaders
October 19, 2015
gasworld, Hypertherm Wins Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
October 8, 2015
Crested Butte News, Last Steep Making Big Moves for the Environment with Wind Power
October 7, 2015
Buffalo Law Journal, Solar Energy Shines for NY Higher Education
September 28, 2015
Fortune, Walmart Doubles Down On Renewable Energy With Wind Deal
September 25, 2015
Triple Pundit, Mars U.S. Operations Now Powered By Wind
August 12, 2015
Tucson Weekly, EPA: TUSD is No. 2 on Top 30 K-12 Schools Generating Green Power
August 11, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Event Center Sources Renewables in Multiple Ways
July 28, 2015
Powdr, Killington's Big Dumps
July 27, 2015
The Daily Freeman, Ulster County Wins National Recognition for Green Energy Use
July 16, 2015
Lake Oswego Review, City Chooses to Run on Clean Wind Power
June 29, 2015
The Hartford Courant, Allied Printing Installs Nearly 4,600 Rooftop Solar Panels
June 23, 2015
Fortune, Why Cisco is Buying Solar Energy
June 18, 2015
The Richmond Standard, EPA Recognizes Richmond for Tapping Marin Clean Energy's Renewable Power
June 6, 2015
The Salt Lake Tribune, University of Utah Recognized for Use of Green Energy
May 30, 2015
GoLocalWorcester News, Worcester Ranked in Top 30 Users of Green Electricity in the U.S
May 28, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal, Downtown Macy's Adding Solar Panels as Part of National Green-energy Push
May 26, 2015
STLtoday.com, Maplewood Energizes with Green Power Initiatives
May 21, 2015
The Dartmouth, Dartmouth Participates in Green Power Partnership
May 21, 2015
San Jose Mercury News, Intel Catches the Wind with Rooftop Micro-turbine Array
May 14, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Grocer Powers Stores with RECs
May 10, 2015
Arizona Daily Sun, NAU Greens Up Power Usage
May 8, 2015
The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern Moves into Top 5 in EPA Green Power Rankings
May 6, 2015
Edmond Sun, UCO Named EPA Green Power Challenge Champion for Fifth Consecutive Year
April 29, 2015
Oklahoma Daily, OU Wins College and University Green Power Challenge within Big 12
April 28, 2015
Chain Store Age, H&M Makes EPA Green Power Lists
April 27, 2015
Victorville Daily Press, EPA Recognizes VVWRA Among Leading Green-Power Users
April 27, 2015
Norman Transcript, OU Named Big 12 Champion in EPA College Green Power Challenge
April 24, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business, Method's South Side Soapbox: Green is good for business in Chicago
April 23, 2015
Environmental Leader, AMD Slashes GHG Emissions 24%
April 21, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Metcalfe's Market Uses Composting, Wind Power
April 20, 2015
Albany Business Review, Mohawk Named Top 'Green Power' User by EPA
April 8, 2015
American City & County, Cities are Leading the Way on Green Power
April 8, 2015
Windpower Engineering & Development, Market Grows for Wind Energy as Leading U.S. Brands Lock in Low Prices
April 8, 2015
Monterey County Herald, Santa Clara County Approves Deals for Five Solar Farms
April 7, 2015
Environmental Leader, FedEx CO2 Emissions Drop More Than 20%
April 1, 2015
Rocky Mountain institute, Kaiser Permanente buys 153 MW of wind and solar power: Why and how a major health care provider chose renewable energy
March 19, 2015
The Journal Record, Edmond Designated Green Power Community
March 18, 2015
Windpower Engineering & Development, Walmart Signs PPA with Akuo Energy USA for Texas Wind Project
February 23, 2015
Kids Today, Naturepedic joins EPA Green Power Partnership
February 19, 2015
Penn Current, Penn Tops Green List
February 18, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle, Apple, Google and Now Kaiser Spend on Renewable Power
February 16, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Google Powers Headquarters with Wind
February 16, 2015
Home Furnishings News, Naturepedic Joins EPA Green Power Partnership
February 14, 2015
Furniture World, Organic Mattress Company Naturepedic Joins EPA Green Power Partnership
February 14, 2015
The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn No. 1 in Green Power Usage
February 11, 2015
U.S. News & World Report, Apple Leads Clean Energy Trend With Solar Deal
February 6, 2015
Killington Ski Area, GO GREEN :: PROTECT YOUR PLAYGROUND
February 6, 2015
Sports Illustrated, NHL becomes first pro sports league named to EPA's 'Green Power' list
February 5, 2015
National Association of College and University Business Officers, EPA Announces Top Users of Green Power
February 4, 2015
Morris Sun Tribune, University of Minnesota, Morris moves up in EPA Green Power Partners listings
February 3, 2015
Washington Post, Arlington Schools Recognized for Green Energy Usage
February 2, 2015
InsideNoVa.com, EPA Ranks Arlington Schools No. 2 in Use of Green Energy
January 29, 2015
Tulsa World, OSU ranked as top Green Power Partner
January 29, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Walmart Tops EPA's On-Site Generation List
January 14, 2015
Portland Tribune, Wilsonville to Join Green Power Program
January 8, 2015
MyCentralJersey.com, EPA Recognizes RVCC Among Leading Green Power Users
January 8, 2015
NJ.com, Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg is Recognized by EPA for Green Power Use
January 6, 2015
Printing Impressions, Velocity Print Solutions Renews Its Commitment to 100 Percent Wind Energy
January 5, 2015
The Antelope Valley Times, EPA Recognizes City of Palmdale
January 5, 2015
GreenBiz, EPA: Google, Kohl's and REI Reflect Trends in Green Power

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Below are last year's press releases issued by EPA about our program and our Partners.

2017

October 23, 2017
EPA Honors 2017 Green Power Leaders

2016

October 17, 2016
Maplewood, Mo., Community Receives EPA Green Power Community of the Year Award
October 17, 2016
EPA Honors 2016 Green Power Leaders

2015

November 4, 2015
EPA Recognizes State Street as a Top Green Power Partner
October 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes Hypertherm Inc. as a Top Green Power Partner

Below is a list of the past year's press releases issued by our Green Power Partners.

2018

October 10, 2018
EPA Salutes MSU Green Energy
October 10, 2018
UC Named a National Leader in Renewable Energy
October 10, 2018
Jackson Family Wines Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 10, 2018
Anheuser-Busch Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 10, 2018
General Motors Named EPA National Top 100 Green Power User
September 13, 2018
This Store is Powered by Sunshine: Solar and Wind Power Fuel Starbucks Stores
August 23, 2018
National Groups Rank UVM Among Top Schools for Sustainable Energy, Energy Reduction
June 18, 2018
Macerich Releases Updated Sustainability Report
June 14, 2018
EPA Recognizes UMD for Leading Green Power Use
May 8, 2018
St. Mary’s College Recognized by EPA as Top Green Power User in the Capital Athletic Conference in 2017-18
May 4, 2018
Rider Named No. 1 Green Energy User in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
April 27, 2018
OU Designated Big 12 Conference Champion in EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge
April 26, 2018
Green Power: College Tops Again Among Liberty League Schools in Electricity Sources
April 26, 2018
MSU Recognized for its Green Power Usage
April 25, 2018
EPA Recognizes SC Johnson as Top User of Green Power
April 25, 2018
EPA Recognizes Southwestern University as 2017-18 College and University Green Power Conference Champion
April 25, 2018
Mercyhurst Named Top Green Power User in PSAC
April 25, 2018
UB Tops Mid-American Conference in Green Power Usage
March 6, 2018
T-Mobile is Cleaning Up Wireless, Gets Recognized as an EPA Green Power Partner
January 26, 2018
Samsung Recognized for EPA Green Power Leadership

2017

November 14, 2017
Gonzaga Conserves, Employs Renewable Energy Credits in Aim to Achieve Climate Neutrality
October 31, 2017
TOTO's Morrow Manufacturing Plant Garners Prestigious EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 30, 2017
Grace Church School #1 in NYC and #11 Nationwide
October 24, 2017
PR Newswire, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Honors Equinix with Award for Green Power Leadership
October 23, 2017
EPA Honors Bainbridge Island, WA Community with Award for Top Green Power Use
October 23, 2017
Business Wire, Clif Bar & Company Recognized Nationally for Green Power Leadership
October 23, 2017
City of Houston Receives EPA Green Power Partner of the Year Award
October 23, 2017
L'Oréal USA Recognized by EPA with Green Power Partner of the Year Award
October 23, 2017
UC Named National Leader in Clean Energy
October 10, 2017
U Commits to Renewable Energy
October 3, 2017
Cornell University Joins EPA Green Power Partnership
August 24, 2017
Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes UNT Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Users
August 21, 2017
Sundance Square and Green Mountain Energy Announce Extended Clean Energy Partnership
August 10, 2017
EPA Recognizes the City of Austin for Leading Green Power Use
 
July 19, 2017
Digital Realty Ranks Sixth on EPA’s Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users
July 5, 2017
Zayo Purchases Renewable Energy to Power Five Data Centers
June 15, 2017
Renewable Energy at Netflix: An Update
June 14, 2017
Hasbro Sets 100% Renewable Energy and Carbon Neutrality Goal for its Global Operations
May 19, 2017
San Diego Ranks Eighth Nationally in Clean Power Production
May 18, 2017
EPA Recognizes the University of California as a National ‘Green Power’ Leader
May 11, 2017
EPA Recognizes Penn as Top Green Power User in the Ivy League in 2016-2017
May 9, 2017
UW-Madison Contributes to Big Ten EPA Challenge Win
May 9, 2017
Equinix Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as Top User of Green Power
May 5, 2017
Bentley Honored by the EPA as a Green Power Champion
May 5, 2017
EPA Recognizes L'Oréal USA Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
May 4, 2017
OU Designated Big 12 Conference Champion in EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge
May 1, 2017
REI's Renewable Energy Efforts
April 27, 2017
EPA Recognizes Southwestern University as a Green Power Champion
April 26, 2017
EPA Recognizes College as One of Top Users of Green Power
April 25, 2017
EPA Continues to Recognize Duquesne’s Green Power Usage
April 25, 2017
EPA: UVM Top Green Power School in America East Conference
April 25, 2017
IUPUI Wins with Green Power
April 25, 2017
Monmouth University Recognized By EPA As Top Green Power User in the Metro Atlantic Conference in 2016-2017
April 25, 2017
EPA Recognizes Houston Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Users
April 24, 2017
Syracuse University Recognized as the ACC Conference Winner for the EPA Green Power Challenge
April 24, 2017
EPA Names Mercyhurst Top Green Power User in PSAC
April 24, 2017
CSU Recognized as Top Green Power User in the Horizon League
April 23, 2017
Johnson & Johnson: Harnessing the Sun’s Power
April 21, 2017
Houston Flips the Switch on 50 MW of Solar Power in Time for Earth Day
April 20, 2017
EPA Recognizes St. Lawrence’s Use of Green Power
April 20, 2017
L’Oreal USA Announces Significant Advancements in Sustainability: Reducing Carbon Emissions, Waste & Water Usage, and Improving Packaging
April 17, 2017
El Lago Named “Green Power Community” in Texas by U.S. EPA
March 2, 2017
Clif Bar & Company Receives 2017 Climate Leadership Award for Supply Chain Efforts From the U.S. EPA
February 27, 2017
EPA Recognizes IKEA as a Top User of Green Power
February 22, 2017
City of Houston Expands Investment in Renewable Energy
February 17, 2017
EPA Ranks Temple Among Top Colleges for Green Power Use
February 8, 2017
EPA Recognizes Amphi as a Top User of Green Power

2016

December 20, 2016
TU Joins EPA in Green Power Partnership
December 19, 2016
3 Ways Digital Realty Is Taking Steps Towards Sustainability and Being Recognized for It
December 7, 2016
Norwood is Recognized on EPA's "Top 30 K-12 Schools" List for Green Power Usage
November 23, 2016
Hofstra Up for the Green Power Challenge
November 2, 2016
Acer Listed on Global Sustainability Indices: 2016 DJSI and MSCI
October 26, 2016
EPA Recognizes University of Maryland for Leading Green Power Use
October 24, 2016
Rackspace Moves Up EPA Green Power Partner List
October 22, 2016
EPA Honors Forest County Potawatomi Community with Award for Green Power Use
October 19, 2016
EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines With Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2016
EPA Recognizes Cisco As Green Power Partner of the Year
October 18, 2016
UB Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 17, 2016
EPA Recognizes SC Johnson with Green Power Leadership Award for The Second Time
October 17, 2016
Maplewood, Mo., Community Receives EPA Green Power Community of the Year Award
October 17, 2016
CSU Receives Green Power Partner Designation from U.S. EPA
September 20, 2016
L'Oreal USA to Exceed Carbon Emission Reduction Goals Through Two Major Solar Energy Projects in Kentucky and Arkansas
September 8, 2016
Cortland Honored in National "Cool Schools" Ranking
September 7, 2016
Zimmer Biomet Earns EPA Recognition for Converting Warsaw-Indiana Headquarters to 100-Percent Green Power
 
August 18, 2016
EPA Recognizes L'Oreal USA Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
 
August 11, 2016
EPA Recognizes U.S. Department of Agriculture Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
August 2, 2016
SRC Joins the EPA Green Power Partnership
July 29, 2016
EPA Recognizes Delaware Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
July 28, 2016
Appleton Coated Recognized as one of National Top 100 Partners in EPA Green Power Partnership Rankings
July 27, 2016
IKEA U.S. Ranks Six on EPA's Top 30 Retail List of Green Power Users
July 25, 2016
Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th Among Green Power Users
June 13, 2016
UT Recognized for Green Efforts
May 19, 2016
Greener Datacenters for a Brighter Future: Microsoft's Commitment to Renewable Energy
May 18, 2016
Sites Power Up for Renewable Energy
May 17, 2016
Colgate-Palmolive Proudly Highlights Ongoing Progress Toward "Giving the World Reasons to Smile" in 2015 Sustainability Report
May 13, 2016
UCO Named a 'Green' Champion for Sixth Consecutive Year
May 4, 2016
Ohio State Recognized by EPA as 2015-16 Top Green Power User in Big Ten
May 3, 2016
NAU Designated Conference Champion in EPA'S College & University Green Power Challenge!
April 29, 2016
Knox Recognized in USEPA Green Power Challenge
April 29, 2016
EPA Recognizes L&C as 2015-2016 College & University Green Power Individual Conference Champion
April 27, 2016
EPA Salutes Mercyhurst as Top Green Power User in PSAC
April 26, 2016
EPA Again Designates Duquesne as Green Power Champion
April 26, 2016
SCU Named Conference Champion in Green Power Challenge
April 26, 2016
Northwestern Recognized For EPA Green Power Challenge
April 26, 2016
UB Ranks No. 1 on EPA's Green Power List
April 26, 2016
EPA Recognizes University for Green Power Use
April 26, 2016
EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among NCAC Schools
April 25, 2016
EPA Recognizes Regis University as 2015-2016 College & University Green Power Individual Conference Champion
April 25, 2016
LVC Recognized by EPA as Top Green Power User in the 2015–16 Middle Atlantic Conference
April 25, 2016
St. Mary's College Designated Conference Champion in EPA's Green Power Challenge
April 25, 2016
Pennsylvania Tops EPA List of State Government Entities Using Green Power, Ranks 26th Overall Among All Green Power Users
April 22, 2016
Large Dallas Data Center Goes Green Just In Time For Earth Day
April 20, 2016
Workday Advances Commitment to Corporate Sustainability
April 4, 2016
UW-Stevens Point Attains 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Use
March 17, 2016
RPD Sources Wind Energy for Iron Mountain
February 29, 2016
The BAC Reduces Carbon Footprint with Green Power
February 1, 2016
Lockheed Martin and Duke Energy Sign 17-Year Renewable Energy Pact
January 27, 2016
EPA Recognizes Ohio University Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
January 26, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Glen Ellyn as a Leading Green Power Community (PDF) (1 pg, 86K)
January 25, 2016
EPA Recognizes Houston As Top User Of Green Power
January 25, 2016
Intel Recognized as Nation's Top Green Power Purchaser by EPA
January 15, 2016
3 Phases Renewables Signs Energy Contract With City of Santa Monica
January 14, 2016
Salesforce Announces New Renewable Energy Agreement

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2015

December 30, 2015
Constellation, NHL Reduce Environmental Impact of 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
December 21, 2015
Salesforce Announces First Major Renewable Energy Agreement
December 21, 2015
U.S. EPA Recognizes Hasbro for Leading Green Power Use
December 15, 2015
GDF Suez Energy Resources to Continue Providing Power to Houston METRO
December 2, 2015
EPA Recognizes World Wide Technology for Leading Green Power Use
December 1, 2015
Appleton Coated Recognized as one of National Top 100 Partners in EPA Green Power Partnership Rankings
November 19, 2015
SC Johnson Earns National Recognition for Continued Commitment to Green Power
November 15, 2015
VVWRA Ranks in Top 30 On Green Power Partnership List
November 11, 2015
Crystal Creek Logistics Goes Green
October 28, 2015
Rich May, P.C. Recognized as a Green Power Partner by the Environmental Protection Agency
October 27, 2015
USDA Ranks High in EPA Report on Renewable Energy Use
October 26, 2015
EPA Names Dallas Top Green Power User Among U.S. Cities
October 26, 2015
Equinix Recognized by EPA for Leading Green Power Use
October 26, 2015
Mars Catapults to #6 on List of Biggest Green Power Users
October 26, 2015
UMD Recognized by EPA for Leading Green Power Use
October 20, 2015
EPA Recognizes Ulster County with Green Power Leadership Award
October 20, 2015
Intel's Marty Sedler Wins 2015 Green Power Leader of the Year Award
October 19, 2015
3Degrees Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
Ahold USA Earns 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
Chip Shot: EPA Recognizes Intel for Sustained Excellence in Green Power
October 19, 2015
Environmental Protection Agency Names Kaiser Permanente 'Green Power Leader'
October 19, 2015
EPA Presents Hypertherm with 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
EPA Recognizes Microsoft as Green Power Partner of the Year
October 19, 2015
NHL named U.S. EPA Green Power partner of the year
October 19, 2015
Northwestern Honored for Renewable Energy Use
October 19, 2015
Renewable Choice Energy Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
TD Bank Recognized with EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 8, 2015
Outpost Natural Foods Goes Solar (PDF) (2 pp, 78K)
September 23, 2015
Voya Financial joins RE100 Campaign with Pledge to Source 100 Percent Renewable Energy
August 12, 2015
EPA Recognizes Tucson Unified School District for Leading Green Power Use
July 30, 2015
Bentley Receives Green Accolades for Sustainability Practices
July 28, 2015
U.S. EPA Recognizes SAP Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
July 27, 2015
EPA Ranks Emerson as Green Energy Leader
July 27, 2015
Ulster County Is The Only County In New York State Recognized By The United States Environmental Protection Agency As A Leader In Green Power Use And Environmental Sustainability
July 14, 2015
Mayor Bowser Announces Groundbreaking Wind Power Purchase Agreement
July 7, 2015
L&C Designated Conference Champion in EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge
July 2, 2015
Prudential Overall Supply Recognized As EPA Green Power Partner
June 11, 2015
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Goes Green!
May 28, 2015
OG&E and ASA/USA Softball team up for a "wind-win"
May 21, 2015
University of Utah: Red Goes For Green Energy
May 15, 2015
Northwestern University: Renewable Energy Use Up
May 13, 2015
U.S. EPA Administrator Joins Bay Area Leaders To Celebrate Innovative Renewable Energy Partnership
May 12, 2015
EPA Recognizes Emerson Green Energy Usage
May 1, 2015
EPA Names Cortland SUNY Conference's Green Power Champion
April 29, 2015
Dickinson Recognized as the Centennial Conference's Largest Green Power User
April 29, 2015
Syracuse University Ranks High in Green Power Use
April 28, 2015
EPA Recognizes Mercyhurst as PSAC Green Power Leader
April 28, 2015
Green House Data Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users
April 28, 2015
Green Sage switches to clean energy to power its restaurants
April 28, 2015
H&M Among Leading Green Power Users In The U.S.
April 28, 2015
PhilaU Recognized by EPA's Green Power Challenge
April 27, 2015
CUA Is Conference Champion in Green Power Challenge for Seventh Year
April 27, 2015
EPA Names Southwestern A Green Power Champion
April 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among North Coast Athletic Conference Schools
April 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes Duquesne as Top Green Power User in the Atlantic 10
April 27, 2015
GM Facility Ranks Among Nation's Top Green Power Users
April 27, 2015
Lebanon Valley College Designated Conference Champion in EPA's College & University Green Power Challenge
April 24, 2015
Wilsonville Residents and Businesses Rise to the Green Power Challenge
April 22, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New 1.6 Megawatt Solar Farm at USDA George Washington Carver Center and Other Solar Projects
April 22, 2015
Equinix Advances Sustainability Program with Clean Energy from Iberdrola Renewables
April 22, 2015
Three IBM SoftLayer cloud data centers in Texas powered by 100 percent wind energy
April 17, 2015
Renewable Energy Forerunner Houghton College Installs New York's Largest College Solar Array
March 4, 2015
Columbia Association's electricity use now 100 percent offset with green power
February 9, 2015
St. Thomas Ranked No. 19 in EPA's Top 30 College and University List
January 29, 2015
Oklahoma State University Ranked by EPA as Top Green Power Partner
January 28, 2015
Duquesne University Named to EPA's List of Top Green Power Users
January 28, 2015
EPA Recognizes Indianapolis Zoo for Green Power (PDF) (1 pg, 451K)
January 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes St. Mary's College of Maryland for Leading Green Power Use
January 26, 2015
EPA Recognizes Microsoft as a Leading Green Power Purchaser
January 8, 2015
EPA Recognizes RVCC Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users (PDF) (2 pp, 147K)
January 5, 2015
EPA Recognizes City of Palmdale Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users (PDF) (4 pp, 139K)

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The Green Power Partnership provides opportunities for Partners to place paid advertising in magazine sections highlighting both the Partnership and its Partners.

Below are some recent examples:

Bloomberg Power of Green Bloomberg Businessweek featured the Green Power Partnership in a special advertising section in its April 15, 2013, issue.

Bloomberg Businessweek coverBloomberg Businessweek featured the Green Power Partnership in a special advertising section in its April 25, 2011, issue.

Newsweek Green Rankings Issue 2010Newsweek featured the Green Power Partnership in a special advertising section in the October 20, 2010, Green Rankings issue with a focus on one Green Power Partner.