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Northwestern Lands on EPA Site

Green power partnership highlighted in quarterly college rankings

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern University has received national recognition on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website as a green power partner.

Already a leader in the use of green power, Northwestern took a major step forward this year by purchasing renewable energy certificates equivalent to 50 percent of its annual electricity usage -- up from 38 percent a year ago. A renewable energy certificate is a tradable energy commodity that represents proof that one megawatt-hour of electricity was generated from an eligible renewable energy resource.

The EPA ranked Northwestern No. 5 on its list of the largest green power users among colleges and universities.

Read more about Northwestern’s green power use.

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