EPA Headquarters Goes Green... Finally

In a press release, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that its Washington, D.C. headquarters will now be powered by energy coming from 100% renewable sources. "In addition, the vast majority of energy at over 30 regional and laboratory facilities will come from sustainable sources." They have contracted to purchase about 260 million kilowatt hours of green power each year for 10 of the agency's offices and 21 laboratories. Only the U.S. Air Force (surprisingly) and Whole Foods Markets buy more alternative energy. "Energy for the EPA Green Power Purchase Program include sources such as biogas (methane from landfills), biomass (plant-derived material), geothermal, and wind. [...] Since 1999, EPA's commitment to green power has grown to cover approximately 88 percent of the agency's national electrical consumption." Good for them. They've done a lot of questionable things recently, so it's nice to hear good news. ::Green Power: EPA Walks the Talk, via ::Shea Gunther & ::Groovy Green, ::Whole Foods- 100% Wind Powered for 2006