University of Pennsylvania leads nation in buying green power

May 7, 2008
Philadelphia school bought credits equal to 192 million kilowatts of wind energy

The University of Pennsylvania leads the nation's colleges and universities in the purchase of green power, specifically wind power, the Environmental Protection Agency says. Penn was at the top of 40 colleges and universities that are EPA "green partners." Though it does not literally buy energy from wind turbines, which is all but impossible, the university this year bought renewable-energy credits equal to 192.7 million kilowatt hours of wind energy, which accounts for about a quarter of Penn's energy consumption. With nearly 35,000 employees at its education and health-care campuses, Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia.

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