Cincinnati, Ohio Received EPA Green Power Community of the Year Award

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Cincinnati, Ohio with a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award. This honor is in recognition of being a national user of green power.

In celebration of this award, the City of Cincinnati unveiled a Green Power Community sign at the Cincinnati Zoo (one of the largest green power producers in the area.) See more about the “green” Cincinnati Zoo here.

Read more about this award here.

How much green power does Cincinnati use?
408 million kilowatt-hours. This is enough power to meet 14% of the area’s purchased electricity use. It is also equivalent to canceling the carbon dioxide emissions of almost 60,000 cars per year.

Cincinnati is the first major city to provide a 100% green electric supply. Read more about this from the Business Courier here.

Want to learn more about green power? Go here.

See more about Cincinnati green initiatives here.

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