Earlier this year, EPA announced a new initiative under the Green Power Partnership: the On-site Renewables Challenge. The Partnership is tracking all Partners’ annual combined on-site renewable energy use, updated quarterly. As part of the Challenge, EPA invites Partners to increase the amount of energy they produce and use from on-site renewables by the end of the decade.
Currently, more than 250 Green Power Partners are using more than one billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of on-site green power annually. The Challenge aims to double this amount to two billion kWh by the end of 2020. And, we need your help to get there!
We want to hear about what your organization is planning in terms of launching or expanding your on-site green power use. Are you adding solar panels to your facilities? Have you set a goal to produce a percentage of your electricity use from on-site resources?
Partners that have made tangible commitments to increase the deployment of on-site renewable energy systems by 2020 are featured on our website. And, we plan to highlight Partners’ on-site green power commitments in our upcoming monthly Program Updates. If you have news to share, please contact Mollie Lemon, Partnership Program Manager, at email@example.com by September 5.
If you’re not already a Partner, we invite you to join us today!
For more information on the On-site Renewables Challenge, please visit: epa.gov/greenpower/initiatives/onsite_challenge.htm
Since 2001, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has worked with businesses, local and state governments, schools, NGOS and Federal agencies to expand the use of clean, renewable energy. More than 1,300 Green Power Partners are currently purchasing more than 28 billion kWh of green power annually, which has the equivalent impact of avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than three million homes each year.