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Buy Green Power
The Smart Choice
Set aside for a moment the potential money-saving and health benefits associated with Green Power. Also, set aside the competitive edge your business will gain from using Green Power. Green Power is clean energy. It is electricity generated from environmentally-preferable renewable resources such as wind, solar, low-impact biomass, geothermal, and low-impact hydro resources. The fact is Green Power is good for you, your community, your bottom line, and the environment.
We Did It! You Should Too!
The District and Federal Governments, as well as thousands of local households and hundreds of businesses are already using green power. Join us!
Local Green Power Partners include:
- Ben's Chili Bowl
- British Embassy
- DowntownDC Business Improvement District
- Flow Yoga
- Gallaudet University
- Hyatt Regency Washington
- Landis Construction
- National Geographic Society
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Buy Green Power - Signing Up is Easy!
Step 1: Select an offer from one of the green power providers listed below.
Step 2: Become an EPA Green Power Partner to ensure your purchase counts toward's DC's goal. (Non-residential customers only.)
National Green Power Suppliers
New Green Power Suppliers:
- To be listed above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep DC the Nation's #1 Green Power Purchaser!
The competition is fierce! We lead the country in green power purchasing, but other cities are gaining on us. Mayor Gray's challenge to District residents and businesses: Increase our Green Power purchases 33% by August 31, 2011, and retain our position as the nation's #1 Green Power Community. This will allow DC to exceed 1 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy purchases and ensure that over 10% of all electricity sold in the city comes from green power.
We All Benefit:
Every resident, business, and institution choosing green power helps to clean our air, supports renewable energy, and creates jobs in the new clean energy economy. Make the switch to clean energy by selecting a green power provider by August 31, 2011. Non-residential customers are also encouraged to sign-up with the EPA Green Power Partnership to help us meet our goal.