RE to U.S. Government Buildings

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced it will purchase 24 million kWh of electricity generated from renewable resources.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The Department of Energy (DOE) will use half the total at the James E. Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave., NW, and at its facilities in Germantown, Md. The rest will be used at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. Under an existing, competitively bid GSA contract, Pepco Energy Services of Washington, D.C., will provide the combined landfill gas/wind energy over 17 months at less than a penny more per kWh than conventional power sources, amounting to approximately US$230,000 more than the cost of conventional power during that period. “This important work is in accord with President Bush’s directives and with the Department of Energy’s policies for conserving energy and protecting the environment,” said GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry. “We certainly want to express our appreciation to Pepco for its work in making this possible. It is very fitting that this announcement is being made on Earth Day, when we are reminded of the responsibility we all have to protect and preserve this wonderful planet.”
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