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American University Buys 100% Green Power

June 2010 - American University announced the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) equivalent to 100 percent of the university's 53 million kilowatt-hours of annual electricity usage. The RECs are supplied by Renewable Choice Energy through the Langdon Wind Energy Center in North Dakota.

With the purchase, the university is now the 12th largest purchaser of green power in the nation on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership Top 50 Purchasers List and has been honored as one of the top 54 colleges in EPA's 2009-2010 College and University Green Power Challenge.

News Release - American University Buys 100% Green Power

Contact: Maralee B. Csellar,

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