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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recognizes WeHo City as a Green Power Community

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    The City of West Hollywood has been designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Green Power Community. Currently, the City of West Hollywood community meets 65% of its 100% renewable energy use through voluntary green power that goes above-and-beyond the State of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standards, and this portion is reported to EPA’s Green Power Partnership program. By implementing this EPA program, the City of West Hollywood is continuing to lead in transitioning to a clean-energy future.

    The State of California has established goals for communities across the state to move toward 100% clean energy. By moving the needle in the voluntary Green Power market, the City of West Hollywood and other Green Power partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.

    According to the EPA, the City of West Hollywood’s community-wide Green Power use is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 14,000 average American homes annually and its municipal operations Green Power use is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 300 average American homes annually.

    The City of West Hollywood joined the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) in September 2017 and in February 2019 Clean Power Alliance became the new electricity provider for the West Hollywood community. As part of the City’s commitment to protecting the environment and building resiliency, the City Council of the City of West Hollywood selected 100% Green Power, which provides 100% renewable energy, as the default option for the community. CPA’s Green Power content is sourced from approximately 48% solar energy and 52% wind energy. Currently, 25,684 West Hollywood electricity customers are receiving 100% Green Power through the CPA. Collectively, West Hollywood residents, businesses, and municipal operations use nearly 153 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of Green Power annually.

    By choosing Green Power, the City of West Hollywood helps to advance the voluntary market for renewable energy and development of those sources. Clean Power Alliance is a public agency made up of 32 communities across Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including the City of West Hollywood, working together to bring clean, renewable power choices to Southern California.

    The EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase Green Power use among U.S. organizations to advance the American market for renewable energy and development of those sources as a way to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use. In 2021, the Green Power Partnership had more than 700 Partners voluntarily using more than 85 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies; small and medium sized businesses; local, state, and federal governments; and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower and for more information about Green Power Communities, please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower/green-power-communities-list.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]
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