EPA Chooses Green Power, Naturally

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Biomass is the power source behind the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest renewable energy transaction for the agency’s Research Triangle Park facility. The EPA closed a three-year contract with Unicoi Energy Services of Marietta, Georgia to provide Research Triangle Park with 100 million kWh of renewable energy certificates (RECs) annually, which is the equivalent to the energy consumed by 3,680 homes each year. Green Power now accounts for 77 percent of EPA’s estimated national electricity consumption, and the agency purchases more than 220 million kWh of Green Power annually for 26 of its facilities, laboratories and offices, across the nation. EPA said they purchase Green Power through RECs because the purchase is cheaper and easier to procure than delivered power.

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