San Francisco PUC Approves Green Power Program

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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) approved the CleanPowerSF community choice program, which is expected to begin as early as July 2012. Community choice aggregation is a state policy that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services.

TVA Dedicates 43 kW Solar Funded by Voluntary Program

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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dedicated two solar sites located in Huntsville, Alabama and Dyer, Tennessee, which began generating solar power in early December. The solar projects include a 23 kW installation at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and a 19.7 kW installation at Gibson County High School, located in Dyer.

San Francisco (CA) PUC Approves Green Power Program

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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) approved the CleanPowerSF community choice program, which is expected to begin as early as July 2012. Community choice aggregation is a state policy that enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services.

NC GreenPower’s Carbon Offset Price Declines

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The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approved NC GreenPower’s new carbon offset price plan. The updated price plan doubles NC GreenPower carbon offset blocks from 500 pounds to 1,000 pounds of greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets for the same $4 rate. The new offset pricing is due to reductions in carbon offset market prices, and is effective retroactively to August 1, 2011. In addition to tree planting, NC GreenPower carbon offsets utilize biomass and landfill methane resources.

Olympia (WA) Approves Community Solar Projects

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The City of Olympia, Washington has approved five new community solar projects, which will be installed at the Hands on Children’s Museum, City Hall, the Olympia Community Center, Fire Station #4, and Fir Street Reservoir. The projects will be deployed through a nine-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Thurston Solar Management (TSM), a joint venture of PureSolar and Tangerine Power.

Tennessee Valley Authority Dedicates 43 kW Solar Funded by Voluntary Program

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Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dedicated two solar sites located in Huntsville, Alabama and Dyer, Tennessee, which began generating solar power in early December. The solar projects include a 23 kilowatt (kW) installation at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and a 19.7 kilowatt (kW) installation at Gibson County High School, located in Dyer.

Green House Data Doubles its Green Power Purchasing

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Green House Data increased its purchase of renewable energy by 100 percent in 2011. This increase expands the company’s annual green power purchasing to 1.8 million kilowatt-hours (kWh). In 2011, the company was recognized to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Leadership Club, which recognizes organizations that have significantly exceeded the EPA Green Power Partnership’s minimum green power purchasing requirements.

OSU Commits to Wind Power

December 13, 2011 by  
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Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) announced a 20 year power purchase agreement to provide wind power for OSU’s Stillwater, Oklahoma campus. OG&E will contract with NextEra Energy to build a 60 megawatt (MW) wind farm near Blackwell, Oklahoma to support the OSU wind project. OSU expects the wind power agreement to help meet the current and future power demands, while optimizing the university’s energy cost savings.

Green-e Reports 23% Increase in Certified Green Power Sales

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Center for Resource Solutions released its 2010 Green-e Verification Report, which highlights Green-e Energy Certified renewable energy and carbon offset sales in 2010. The report also highlights organizations participating in Green-e Marketplace, which allows participating organizations to use the Green-e logo. The Green-e Verification Report shows a 23 percent increase in total Green-e Energy retail sales in 2010, equivalent to more than 23 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable energy generation.

Oak Park (IL) Offers 100% Green Power Option

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The Village of Oak Park, Illinois is initiating a 100% green powered community choice program for its residents and small businesses, which is expected to launch in January 2012. Community choice aggregation enables local governments to aggregate electricity demand within their jurisdictions in order to procure alternative energy supplies while maintaining the existing electricity provider for transmission and distribution services.

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