From Environmental Leader, Published 03 February 2014
According to the EPA’s annual Climate Protection Partnerships report , some 21,000 organizations across the US have cut their greenhouse gas emissions and saved money by participating in the agency’s programs.
The EPA’s Energy Star program, for example, resulted in $7.5 billion in economic benefits for buildings in 2012, while the agency’s methane programs provided $4.6 billion in annual economic benefits ( see chart ).
Earlier this week, Google debuted at no. 6 in the EPA’s Green Power Partner rankings of the top clean electricity purchasers in the nation. The tech company uses more than 737 million kilowatt-hours of green power a year, or 32 percent of its total electricity use, most supplied by two 20-year bundled power purchase agreements.
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