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Green Power Partnership

Benefits of Using Green Power

Conventional electricity can be a significant source of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to green power can help improve the environmental profile of your electricity use, while also providing other valuable benefits. Using green power helps to:

  • Support renewable energy development (either directly or indirectly)
  • Reduce the carbon footprint associated with your purchased electricity
  • Hedge against future electricity price increases and volatility (certain products)

For organizational users, green power can:

  • Serve as a brand differentiator
  • Generate customer, investor, or stakeholder loyalty and employee pride
  • Create positive publicity and enhance your organization's public image
  • Demonstrate civic leadership

To learn more about different green power supply options, please visit the Green Power Supply Options Web page.

Below are some relevant webinars hosted by EPA on green power.

Presentation Date Presentation Title Summary of Presentation
January 17, 2013 Green Power Partnership webinar: Recent Trends in Green Revolving Funds Green Power Partnership webinar on recent trends with Green Revolving Funds.
April 2, 2013 Green Power Partnership webinar: Innovative Approaches to Climate Goals: Microsoft's Internal Carbon Fee Green Power Partnership webinar on Microsoft's adoption of an internal carbon fee to meet carbon reduction goals and climate commitments.
April 9, 2013 Green Power Partnership webinar: Long-term Power Purchasing of Wind Power Green Power Partnership webinar on universities procuring green power through long-term wind power purchase agreements (PPAs).
September 10, 2013 Green Power Partnership webinar: Power of Aggregated Purchasing Green Power Partnership webinar examining the use of an aggregated model for renewable energy purchases, which can lead to significant energy, environmental, and financial benefits by addressing administrative cost barriers and leveraging the shared purchasing power of multiple organizations.
December 12, 2013 Green Power Partnership webinar: Green Power Use and Opportunities for Sports Teams & Venues Green Power Partnership webinar on the green power use by sports teams and their venues. The webinar focuses on how and why sports teams and venues use green power, available green power product options, and best practices for procuring renewable energy.
March 13, 2014 Green Power Partnership webinar: Long-term Green Power Procurements from Wind Projects Green Power Partnership webinar on long-term green power procurements from wind projects. This webinar examines various procurement options and the steps involved in making a long-term commitment.
July 15, 2014 Green Power Partnership webinar: Supply Chain Sustainability and Green Power Use Green Power Partnership webinar on supply chain sustainability programs, including ways to engage suppliers to use green power.
September 30, 2014 Green Power Partnership webinar: Streamlining Off-Site Corporate Renewables Transactions Green Power Partnership webinar about how corporations have started to procure green power directly from large, off-site wind or solar farms in order to streamline transaction costs associated with purchasing renewable energy.