By: Nancy Raskauskas | Posted the | 20 October 2010 | Comments off
Corvallis received an award 2010 Green Power of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in recognition of its commitment and contribution to help advance the development of
market voluntary green power in the country.
Director of public works Steve Rogers accepted the award on behalf of the Corvallis community tonight (20 October) in Portland, with a demonstration held in conjunction with the Conference 2010 renewable energy markets.
In 2001, Corvallis city has become one of the first municipalities in the country of purchase of renewable energy, sign for 100 kwh per month – about 1.5% of the electrical charge of the Organization - through
Program blue sky Pacifique.En 2005 power, the city has increased its purchase approximately 7% and became the first city on the West Coast to receive the designation of the EPA as a community of green energy.Adding other purchasers of green power Corvallis (Oregon State University, residents and businesses), total electricity generated from green energy community is now over 100 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) or near 15%.
Green energy is electricity generated from renewable resources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass and hydro.These resources produce electricity with a net zero carbon dioxide emissions increase while being better for the environment that traditionnelle.énergie green power generation sources also purchases support the development of new sources of renewable energy production throughout the country.
Spending the Organization of the city on Blue Sky for nearly 10 years was approximately $ 52,000 when most of these funds to promote the development of clean energy, the city facilities saw its investment .the robust financial performance ' last year, the city received a grant from the power of Pacific Blue Sky ($ determine) to install a fire station No. have 2008 photovoltaic system, status of Corvallis community Green Power attracted by the Energy Trust of Oregon here to launch first program Community energy State .Au course challenge energy Corvallis year Energy Trust-funded energy audits,
advertising, sponsorship, solar assessment programs publics.Au one-half of the 112 on $000 Energy Trust on the challenge has gone directly to the people in this community.
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