Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Green Power Procurement

This guide, part of EPA's Local Government Climate and Energy Strategy Series, describes approaches that local governments can use to meet some or all of their electricity needs through green power. The sections in this guide discuss how local governments can work with utilities, local businesses, nonprofit groups, residents, state agencies, and green power marketers and brokers to purchase green power directly or through Renewable Energy Certificates. It is designed to be used by municipal energy coordinators, local energy and environment agency staff, environmental and energy advisors to elected officials, utility staff, and community groups.

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