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Dallas Lights Streets with Green Power

January 2007 - The City of Dallas announced that it will purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) equivalent to the electricity needed to power nearly half of the city's street lights. Under the pilot program approved by the Dallas City Council, the city will purchase 30 million kWh of RECs from the Texas General Land Office, starting in mid-February. The RECs will be sourced from Texas-based solar, wind, geothermal, biomass or low-impact hydropower resources.

The RECs are intended to be retired on behalf of city facilities certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. Dallas has committed to achieve a LEED silver certification rating for all new city facilities larger than 10,000 square feet.

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