The EPA Recognized 20 Green Power Partnerships

Reader Contribution by Ramsey Cox

On Monday the Environmental Protection Agency recognized 20 Green Power partners for generating the most green electricity on site.

The amount of renewable electricity generated by these partners could power 61,000 American homes annually.

The top five partners from the list of 20 are Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, City of San Diego, San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant and CalPortland. The entire list is available on the EPA website.

“These companies are leading a nationwide move to the clean energy economy, one that can create million of jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and protect against global climate change,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.  “Our Green Power Partnership leaders are setting the standard for our clean energy future.”

The green power generated by the partners came from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas and hydropower. The partners then use the on-site energy directly rather than sending it to the central power plant.

The EPA said that the 20 partners are generating and consuming more than 736 million kilowatt hours annually.