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Palo Alto, CA Community
Percentage Green Power 8.3%
Participation Rate* 20%
Provider(s) City of Palo Alto Utilities, 3Degrees
Green Power Community Since July 2006
Community Green Power Web Page exit EPA
Community Profile
Palo Alto has a longstanding commitment to green power. In fact, Palo Alto was the first community in California to be certified as a Green Power Community by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2006. As of March 2013, Palo Alto is committed to using carbon neutral electric resources, making it one of a handful of places on Earth using 100 percent carbon neutral electricity. In addition, over 5,000 residents and businesses participate in PaloAltoGreen to support 100 percent renewable solar energy from within California.

*Reflects the percentage of residents and businesses in the community choosing to use green power for a portion of their electricity use.

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