April 2009 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Ivy League as the winner in the 2008-09 College & University Green Power Challenge, which tracks green power purchasing across collegiate athletic conferences. The Ivy League, led by the University of Pennsylvania, purchased an annual total of more than 225 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power.
The 2008-09 Challenge included 44 competing institutions representing 22 different conferences nationwide. The total cumulative annual purchasing through the 2008-09 Challenge exceeded 1 billion kWh. The University of Pennsylvania purchased nearly 193 million kWh of green power, followed by New York University with 132 million kWh, and Penn State with 83.6 million kWh. The Ivy League’s 2008-09 win marks the third in a row for the Conference.
To be eligible, each school in participating conferences must qualify as an EPA Green Power partner in the EPA Green Power Partnership, and each conference must collectively purchase at least 10 million kWh of green power.
Press Release - EPA Recognizes Colleges and Universities in the Green Power Challenge
EPA Contact: Suzanne Ackerman, 202-564-4355 x-7819