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The Fox Student Center at The Fuqua School of Business, now 100% green.
Green Power Network reports that Duke University has become the latest institution to break into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership’s (GPP) list of the “Top 25” green power purchasers.
Overall, Duke now purchases 54 million kWh per year of renewable energy certificates (RECs) supplied through an agreement with Sterling Planet, Inc.
The most recent commitment by a Duke program came from the Fuqua School of Business, which committed to offset 100% of its electricity usage with REC purchases. It would seem that renewable energy certificates are a good business decision.
Combined, the Top 25 purchases now amount to 3.7 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually. The Green Power Partnership updates the list four times annually.