Ivy League Wins EPA's 2008-2009 Green Power Challenge


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For the past academic year the EPA has been tracking green power purchases by colleges and universities, dividing them up along collegiate athletic conferences, and the winners have just been announced:Leading the pack is the Ivy League, with some 225,471,600 kWh of green electricity purchased. The University Athletic Association came is second with 162,567,500 kWh; and the Big Ten came in third buying 133,600,000 kWh of clean electricity. Rounding out the top ten: Pacific-10 Conference, Association of Division III Independents, New England Small College Athletic Conference, Mountain West Conference, Great Northwest Athletic Conference, Cascade Collegiate Conference, and the Lone Star Conference.

Univ of Pennsylvania Wins by Wide Margin
In terms of the leading individual schools in each conference, this is how things shaped up:
1. University of Pennsylvania (192,727,000 kWh) - Ivy League
2. New York University (132,000,000 kWh) - University Athletic Association
3. Pennsylvania State University (83,600,00 kWh) - Big Ten
4. Oregon State University (66,680,000 kWh) - Pac-10
5. University of California, Santa Cruz (57,000,000 kWh) - Assoc. of Div III Independents
6. Colby College (15,975,000 kWh) - NESCAC
7. University of Utah (33,333,000 kWh) - Mountain West
8. Western Washington University (40,000,000 kWh) - Great Northwest
9. Evergreen State College (16,206,000 kWh) - Cascade Collegiate
10. University of Central Oklahoma (26,000,000 kWh) - Lone Star Conference

Here's the complete breakdown of how schools performed in their green power purchases: 2008-2000 College & University Green Power Challenge Champions
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