Dallas retains #2 rank among local governments for green power use
Every year U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes a report on their Green Power Partnership (GPP) program ranking 700 partner organizations in terms of annual green power usage. In the latest report, published on April 26, 2021, the City of Dallas is again ranked No.2 in annual green power use of EPA’s Top 30 Local Governments and ranked No. 22 in annual green power use of EPA’s Top 100 National Organizations (including local, state, and federal agencies, Fortune 500® companies, and others).
The EPA established the GPP program in 2001 to protect human health and the environment by increasing the development of renewable electricity sources. GPP is a free, voluntary program, helping to increase the use of green power among organizations in the United States to reduce negative health and environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use.
The City of Dallas has been a Green Power Partner since 2007 and continues to make strides in environmental leadership and our Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) goals. Dallas remains one of the most populous cities in the country purchasing green power and associated renewable energy credits for 100% of the electricity used by City facilities.
The City of Dallas uses over 720 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually for its facilities and using wind power prevents over 560,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted into the air.
See the full rankings at https://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
Submitted by City of Dallas Building Services Department