KANSAS CITY, Kan., June 5 — The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following press release:
EPA has presented the Spirit Lake, Iowa, Community School District with a Green Power Partnership Award for its on-site generation of green power.
EPA’s Green Power Partnership works with a variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, agencies at all levels of government, and a growing number of colleges, universities, and schools, to promote green power concepts. EPA defines green power as electricity produced from solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact small hydroelectric sources.
Annually, the Green Power Partnership Awards highlight organizations’ use of green power across various industry sectors. The Spirit Lake Community School District was cited among the nation’s Top 20 K-12 Schools for its use of on-site wind power.
Serving approximately 1,300 students, the Spirit Lake Community School District generates a majority of its power from on-site wind turbines. School officials regard the use of on-site wind power as an environmental and economic advantage for the district. In addition, the district’s high school facility converted to a geothermal heating and cooling system, which, along with the district’s two on-site wind turbines, are used as tools for education.
Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide.
EPA co-sponsors the Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS). The awards serve to recognize the leading actions of organizations, programs, and individuals that significantly advance the development of green power sources. Nominations are typically collected in late spring for that year’s award event, which is usually held the following fall in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference.
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