City of F.C. Aims to Be First Va. EPA Green Power Community

November 12, 2012 6:44 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church is working to become the first U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Community in Virginia. EPA Green Power Communities are towns, cities, or counties in which the local government, residents, and businesses collectively purchase renewable energy in amounts that meet EPA benchmarks. The goal for residents and businesses of the City of Falls Church is to support just over 4,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy, or three percent of the community’s annual electricity usage.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to help the City reach its goal by; purchasing renewable energy through programs like the Dominion Green Power Program; generating onsite green power; spreading the word about the Community Challenge; or requesting a speaker for your organization.

The City of Falls Church is currently purchasing renewable energy equal to five percent of its total electricity use. This has qualified the City to become an official EPA Green Power Partner.

EPA Green Power Communities can be found in more than a dozen states from Texas to Philadelphia. Falls Church is attempting to become the first in the Commonwealth.

For more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/GreenPower.

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