Lancaster, CA. September 6, 2019 — The City of Lancaster, California announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA’s annual Green Power Leadership Awards recognize America’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. The EPA presented Lancaster with the Green Power Community award at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego on September 5, 2019.
Lancaster was the only organization to be awarded with the Green Power Community award this year. With this program, the EPA recognizes Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through their leadership, overall strategy, and impact on the green power market. The Green Power Community award recognizes communities that distinguish themselves through their green power usage, leadership, citizen engagement, renewable energy strategy, and impact on the green power market. Lancaster is currently using more than 2.5 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 22 percent of the community’s overall electricity use. By choosing green power, Lancaster is accelerating the transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable energy future.
“We are proud to receive the prestigious Green Power Community award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “As Lancaster has become a worldwide leader in sustainability, it’s been our privilege to show other municipalities that alternative energy is an affordable, accessible choice that can help reduce our carbon footprint and create a more sustainable environment for future generations.”
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