Aug 15, 2014 12:39 PM by News Staff
Butte College announced today that it ranks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Top 100 list of the largest green power users.
Butte College is using more than 7 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 90 percent of the organization's electricity use.
"Butte College is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for our sustainability and commitment to solar," said Dr. Kimberly Perry, Butte College President. "Our college remains committed to being a national leader in sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint."
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. Using green power helps accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
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