Texas Schools Top EPA's Green Power Users List
The Green Power Partnership identified the 20 primary and secondary schools nationwide using the most green power, nearly 113 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) annually, from renewable sources.
The five schools using the greenest power are:
1. Austin Independent School District (Austin, Texas)
2. Round Rock Independent School District (Round Rock, Texas)
3. Rochester City School District (Rochester, N.Y.)
4. Bullis School (Potomac, Md.)
5. The Dalton School (New York, N.Y.)
"Our green-powered schools are giving kids a brighter future in more ways than one. They're leading the way in protecting our health and environment and moving the country into the clean energy economy of the 21st century," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "This is a great lesson on how we reduce harmful pollution in our skies and get America running on clean energy."
Green power is generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydropower. Green power electricity generates less pollution than conventional power and produces no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions.