Cornell University Joins EPA Green Power Partnership

The national program recognizes partners who voluntarily use green power...


Cornell University has been approved as an EPA Green Power Partner as of September 2017. During its initial 12-month reporting period, Cornell used 15.4 million kilowatt-hours of green power. The EPA provides technical assistance and recognition for partners, who voluntarily commit to using green power for all or a portion of their electricity consumption.
Green power is a subset of renewable energy that provides the highest environmental benefit, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and hydroelectric energy sources. The Green Power Partnership was launched in 2001 to protect human health and increase the use of renewable electricity.
At the end of 2016, more than 1,400 partners used 36 billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually, enough to power more than 3 million American homes. Partners range from Fortune 500 companies and colleges to federal governments, NGOs, and other communities.

Other goals of the program include educating stakeholders on renewable energy markets, motivating stakeholders to use green power, and recognizing leadership in green power procurement. Read more about the program's success here.

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