Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EPA's 2012 Green Power Partnership: Top 20 K-12 Schools

The Top 20 K-12 Schools list represents the largest green power users among K-12 school partners within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power use of these organizations amounts to more than 221 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 19,000 average American homes each year.

The Green Power Partnership works with a wide variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500® companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of schools. The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the annual green power use of leading organizations within the US and across individual industry sectors.

Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Usage amounts reflect US operations only and are sourced from US-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA Partnership requirements using any combination of three different product options: (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.

Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule.

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