March 2011 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Washington D.C. as the nation's leading Green Power Community for collectively purchasing nearly 756 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, over 8 percent of the community's total electricity use. The combined green power purchasing by residents and organizations within the District is enough electricity to power 65,000 average U.S. homes for a year.
District leaders initiated a Green Power Challenge to increase citywide green power purchases by 33 percent before August 31, 2011. If the challenge is successful, the District's green power purchases will exceed 1 billion kWh annually and equal approximately 10 percent of the community's total electricity use.
News Release - U.S. EPA to Recognize Washington DC as the Nation's Leading Green Power Community
Additional Information - Green Energy DC
Additional Information - Green Power Community Challenge Rankings
Contact - Melissa Donnelly, 202-343-9546