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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Green Power Procurement: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Title:
Green Power Procurement: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Abstract:
Green power is a subset of renewable energy produced with no greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, typically from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass, or low-impact hydroelectric sources. By substituting green power for conventional electricity, which is produced primarily by combusting fossil fuels and accounts for nearly 33 percent of total U.S. energy-related GHG emissions, local governments and their communities can achieve significant energy, environmental, and economic benefits. This guide provides comprehensive information for local government staff and policy makers on how to implement these GHG reduction strategies, including: -- Products/technologies and their applications -- Environmental, energy, and economic benefits -- Steps for designing procurement plans/installations -- Key stakeholders to engage -- Policy mechanisms for initiating programs -- Implementation strategies for success -- Costs and funding opportunities Key features of the guide include: -- Case studies and examples from communities across the United States -- Links to technical resources, analytical tools, and sources of funding

URL:
http://www.epa.gov/statelocalclimate/documents/pdf/greenpowerprocurement508final.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
Not Available

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