A growing number of institutions and governments are turning to renewable energy for their electricity. The GLRC’s Brad Linder reports:
A growing number of institutions and governments are turning to renewable
energy for their electricity. The GLRC’s Brad Linder reports:
According to the EPA, the U.S. Air Force is the top buyer of renewable
energy in the country, with over a million megawatts of electricity
coming from wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal sources. Whole Foods Market, Johnson
& Johnson, and Starbucks also rank high on the
The state government of Pennsylvania recently announced it would
double its purchase of wind and hydroelectric energy. State Environmental Secretary
Kathleen McGinty says the program will cost the state about half a million dollars. That’s
less than one percent of its total electric bill.
“So instead of us sending literally 30 billion dollars out of the state that Pennsylvanians
currently do to buy energy resources from abroad, we are investing in our own energy
resources here at home.
The doubling of its purchase makes Pennsylvania the biggest buyer of green energy
among state governments.
For the GLRC, I’m Brad Linder.