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Clean Energy with Green Power

How Clean Is the Electricity I Use?

To find out the emissions associated with electricity generation in your area, visit EPA’s Power Profiler.

What Is Green Power?

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Green power is a marketing term for electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydro. Green power is sold to support the development of new renewable energy sources. Products made with green power always contain a higher percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources than conventional electrical service.

Conventional methods of electricity generation in the United States use fossil or nuclear fuels - forms of power generation that can be harmful to human health and the environment. Green power offers electricity users a choice to support newer technologies that capture renewable energy sources to create electricity. These renewable sources are continuously replenished by nature and significantly reduce the environmental impacts of electricity generation.

By choosing green power, homes, businesses, and governments support the development of cleaner forms of power generation and reduce their own environmental impact. And as more green power is developed, the overall environmental impacts associated with electricity generation will be reduced.

Locate Green Power Options in Your Area

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The Green Power Locator provides on-line information about green power procurement options available on a state-by-state basis.

Join the Many Other Small Businesses and Run Your Business with 100% Green Power

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The Guide to Purchasing Green Power (PDF) (50 pp., 11M, About PDF) provides information about green power purchasing to current and potential Green Power Partners. The Guide includes information about different types of green power products, the benefits of green power purchasing, and how to capture the benefits of green power purchasing. The Guide was written as a cooperative effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, the World Resources Institute, and the Center for Resource Solutions.

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