July 2013 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership has released its quarterly rankings of green power users. Members of the Green Power Partnership commit to increasing their use of renewable energy through renewable energy certificates (RECs), on-site generation, or utility green power products. In the new National Top 50 rankings, Intel, Microsoft, and Kohl's continue to hold to the top three positions while the City of Houston got a bump into a top ten position of 8th for its green power purchase of 622,887 megawatt-hours (MWh). New members of the National Top 50 include Unilever (13th), JPMorgan Chase (26th), and EMC Corporation (32nd). Forest County Potawatomi Community (10th) of Crandon, WI, moved into the top 10 of Local Government Partners with a purchase of 55,035 MWh, while new members of the local government list include Western Pennsylvania Energy Consortium (12th), Los Angeles World Airports (16th), and the City of Boston (17th). Additional rankings such as the Top 20 Colleges and Universities, Top 20 On-site Generation, and Top 20 Retail can viewed on the EPA Green Power Partnership website.
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March 2006 - The City of Boston announced that it has entered into an agreement with Constellation New Energy to purchase renewable energy for more than 8% of the city's electricity needs, or 17.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually. The deal represents the largest renewable energy purchase by a local government in New England, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With the purchase, Boston joins nearly 50 other municipal members in the EPA's Green Power Partnership.
News Release - EPA Recognizes Boston Green Leadership
News Release - City of Boston joins EPA Green Power Partnership – Boston Will Make the Largest Local Government Green Power Purchase in New England
More Information - List of EPA Green Power Partners