Washington D.C. has announced that in 2012 the city will purchase renewable energy certificates (RECs) to equal 100 percent of the city's electricity demand. In 2009, the city purchased 534,000 megawatt-hours to account for 50 percent of the city's electrical demand, and the increased purchase in 2012 marks the first time the city has been powered by 100 percent renewable electricity. In addition, the contract price for the procurement of RECs in the latest agreement represents a 43 percent discount over the 2011 REC price per unit.
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DC Government Increases Proportion of Green Electricity to 100 Percent of Purchases & Wins EPA Award
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Washington D.C. Recognized as Leading U.S. Green Power Community