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U.S. EPA’s Green PowerU.S. EPA’s Green Power
CommunitiesCommunities
Wise Power Use ExpoWise Power Use Expo
November 3, 201...
What is Green Power?What is Green Power?
Biogas Biomass
Solar Small-
Hydro
Geothermal
Wind
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Green Power BenefitsGreen Power Benefits
 Environmental
 Addresses indirect GHG emissions
 Energy Price Stability/Rel...
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1,300 Green Power Partners
Purchasing 18 Billion kWh/year
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Green Power Community InitiativeGreen Power Community Initiative
 EPA initiative that challenges communities to buy gre...
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EPA Green Power CommunitiesEPA Green Power Communities
 33 Green
Power
Communities
 Collective
green power
use of ~900...
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EPA Green Power CommunitiesEPA Green Power Communities
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EPA Offers Green PowerEPA Offers Green Power
CommunitiesCommunities
 Expert Advice
 Assistance with campaign planning ...
Buy green power todayBuy green power today
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dsireusa.orgdsireusa.org
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Want to Know More?Want to Know More?
 Basic Information
 To learn more and see a complete list of
EPA’s Green Power C...
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Mar Vista official green power presentation

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Presentation made by André Villaseñor (Southern California Sustainability Coordinator in the EPA L.A. Field Office) at the Wise Power Use Expo on the opportunity for Mar Vista to become an EPA Green Power Community.

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Mar Vista official green power presentation

  1. 1. U.S. EPA’s Green PowerU.S. EPA’s Green Power CommunitiesCommunities Wise Power Use ExpoWise Power Use Expo November 3, 2010November 3, 2010 An environmental choice for your community André Villaseñor, U.S. EPA’s Los Angeles Field Office
  2. 2. What is Green Power?What is Green Power? Biogas Biomass Solar Small- Hydro Geothermal Wind
  3. 3. 3 Green Power BenefitsGreen Power Benefits  Environmental  Addresses indirect GHG emissions  Energy Price Stability/Reliability  Electricity price stability  Economic Development  Job creation  Tax revenues (often in rural areas that need them)  Captures favorable media attention  Clean technology  Domestic energy supply  Sustainability
  4. 4. 4 1,300 Green Power Partners Purchasing 18 Billion kWh/year
  5. 5. 5 Green Power Community InitiativeGreen Power Community Initiative  EPA initiative that challenges communities to buy green power in an amount that collectively meets the Partnership’s green power use benchmarks  Intended to motivate collective action of a community’s local government, businesses, and citizens to reduce the community’s carbon footprint by procuring green power
  6. 6. 6 EPA Green Power CommunitiesEPA Green Power Communities  33 Green Power Communities  Collective green power use of ~900 million kWh annually
  7. 7. 7 EPA Green Power CommunitiesEPA Green Power Communities
  8. 8. 8 EPA Offers Green PowerEPA Offers Green Power CommunitiesCommunities  Expert Advice  Assistance with campaign planning and messaging  Network of Like-minded Communities  Learn what works and what doesn’t  Two 24” x 30” aluminum signs  Communications & Press Release Assistance  Recognition  Eligibility for Leadership Awards  Artwork for Community Banner
  9. 9. Buy green power todayBuy green power today 9
  10. 10. dsireusa.orgdsireusa.org 10
  11. 11. 11 Want to Know More?Want to Know More?  Basic Information  To learn more and see a complete list of EPA’s Green Power Communities, please visit: epa.gov/greenpower/communities  More Questions?  Allison Dennis, 202-343-9526; dennis.allison@epa.gov

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