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September 2012 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced the 2012 Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets 2012 conference in Washington D.C. The EPA recognizes exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power partners and green power suppliers, and differentiates award categories between green power purchaser and supplier awards.

The EPA handed out a total of twenty-eight Green Power Leadership Awards. On the purchaser side, The City of Austin, TX, Hilton Worldwide, Microsoft Corporation and the University of Oklahoma were named Green Power Partners of the Year, and Beaverton, Oregon and Oak Park, Illinois were named Green Power Communities of the Year. Additionally, Coca Cola Refreshments and Zotos international, Inc. each received awards for on-site generation, and Intel, Staples, Kohl's, and Whole Foods Market all received awards for sustained excellence in green power. On the supplier side, Renewable Choice Energy and Sterling Planet were named Green Power Suppliers of the year, and Wellesley Municipal Light Plant was named Innovative Green Power Program of the.

In addition to the EPA Green Power awards, CRS announced four award recipients: Wisconsin Public Service Community Foundation was named Best Green Power Education Outreach Program; the National Football League was given an award for Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Purchaser and Puget Sound Energy for the Best Marketing Campaign by a Green Power Supplier; and Lisa Jackson of the EPA was given an award for the Green Power Leader of the Year.

EPA News Release - EPA Green Power Leadership Awards

CRS News Release - Center for Resource Solutions Announces 2012 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

Additional Relevant Green Power Network Stories -
Microsoft and McDonald's Join EPA Green Power Partnership
Coca-Cola Earns Third on EPA Top 20 List of On-Site Green Power Generators
Intel, Kohl's Lead Corporate Renewable Energy Efforts
SunEdison and Staples Reach 30 million kWh of Solar Production
Wellesley (MA) Program Achieves 10% Participation
Wellesley Becomes First EPA Green Power Community in Massachusetts

January 2012 - Green Mountain Energy has been selected to supply green power for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Indiana. Green Mountain Energy will supply 15,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy certificates (RECs) for all six major Super Bowl facilities. The purchase is the equivalent to the electricity use for Lucas Oil Stadium (site of the Super Bowl), the Indiana Convention Center (site of the NFL Experience Football Theme Park), and all four of the major NFL hotels, including the NFL headquarters, the Super Bowl Media Center, and the AFC and NFC team hotels. The RECs are sourced from wind power generated in North Dakota.

News Release - Super Bowl XLVI Goes Green

Additional Information - Super Bowl XLVI Scores Green Power from Green Mountain Energy

December 2008 - Tampa Electric Company (TECO) announced that it will provide green power for 100% of the electricity needs of Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009. Under the agreement, TECO will supply Florida-based renewable energy for the game at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, as well as the five-day NFL Experience festival, for a total of 187,000 kWh. The renewable energy will be sourced in part from biomass and solar power. The purchase was made possible by state regulators’ recent approval of a new offering that allows TECO to sell blocks of renewable energy to customers for one-time events.

To help offset the game’s carbon impact, the National Football League (NFL) will also plant 2,700 trees at a dozen sites in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Florida Division of Wildlife, and the Florida Division of Forestry. The NFL’s environmental program began in 1992 with recycling and has expanded to include green power and urban forestry.

News Release - Thousands of Trees Helping to "Green" Super Bowl

News Article - How this year’s Super bowl is going green

News Article - TECO To Provide Green Energy For The Super Bowl

January 2008 - Salt River Project (SRP) announced that it will provide green power for 100% of the electricity needs of Super Bowl XLII. Under the agreement, SRP will supply renewable energy for the game at the University of Phoenix Stadium as well as the NFL Experience Football Theme Park. In addition, the Fox Broadcasting Company, which will broadcast the game, will purchase renewable energy for two hotels where the network will be hosting individuals participating in the event.

The National Football League and the Arizona Super Bowl XLII Host Committee also announced that they are working with local, state and national partners to plant trees on 96 acres of land devastated by recent wild fires in an effort to green the event.

News Release - SRP supplies green energy for Super Bowl

November 2007 - Constellation New Energy has entered into an agreement to provide green power for Gillette Stadium, home to the New England Patriots football team. Under a four-year agreement, Constellation New Energy will provide a total of about 2.4 million kWh of renewable-energy certificates (RECs) sourced from wind farms to match the electricity needs of the stadium, including the lights, scoreboard and concession stands.

News Release - The Kraft Group Taps Constellation NewEnergy to Secure Wind Power for Gillette Stadium

News Article - Patriots set to put green power into play

April 2007 - The Philadelphia Eagles football organization announced that it will reimburse its employees living in the Philadelphia region and New Jersey who purchase wind energy. The announcement came at the 2007 NFL Business Summit at which the Eagles were to present its Go Green campaign as part of a program for NFL team representatives to share best practices in the areas of business, marketing, and community relations. The program is being conducted in conjunction with PECO and the company's PECO WIND green power program.

News Release - Philadelphia Eagles to Reimburse Employees for Purchasing Wind Energy

News Release - Eagles Announce Expansion of Go Green Campaign

January 2007 - Sterling Planet, Inc. announced a partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Environmental Program and Florida Power & Light (FPL) to make Super Bowl XLI and the NFL Experience Football Theme Park both 100% renewable energy events. Although this will be the third "carbon-neutral" Super Bowl, it is the first Super Bowl to use 100% renewable energy. Sterling Planet will supply renewable energy certificates (RECs) from Florida-based solar and bioenergy sources to indirectly offset greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with conventional electricity consumption at the events.

News Release - Sterling Planet Provides Renewable Energy for Super Bowl XLI and NFL Experience (PDF 82 KB) Download Adobe Reader

News Article - Greening the Super Bowl


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