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Green Power Communities are making headlines across the country. Learn more about their activities and use of green power below.

U.S. EPA Press Releases about significant activities and accomplishments of participating Green Power Communities.

GPC Partner Press Releases issued in regard to green power purchases and partnership related announcements.

GPCs in the News includes local, regional, and national media coverage not issued by EPA or its Partners.

U.S. EPA Press Releases


November 19, 2014

EPA Names Oak Ridge, Tennessee a 2014 Green Power Leader

October 8, 2014

EPA Recognizes Webster Groves, Mo., as a Leading Green Power Community

July 15, 2014

Oak Ridge Becomes Southeast's First Green Power Community


September 24, 2012

EPA Honors Organizations for Supporting Green Power

September 4, 2012

Town of Wellesley Designated First Green Power Partner Community in Massachusetts

June 20, 2012

EPA Welcomes Philadelphia as its Newest Green Power Community Partner


September 27, 2011

EPA Announces Winners of First-Ever Green Power Community Challenge

September 27, 2011

Maryland's Montco Communities Rank High in National Competition to use Green Power

September 27, 2011

Swarthmore Ranks 3rd in National Competition to use Green Power

March 18, 2011

Cities Competing to Win EPA's Green Power Community Challenge / District of Columbia and Brookville, Md. currently lead the green power charge


April 19, 2007

Bellingham is Washington's First Green Power Community

GPC Partner Press Releases


April 24, 2015

Wilsonville Residents and Businesses Rise to the Green Power Challenge


November 20, 2014

Evanston Designated as EPA "Green Power Community"

November 19, 2014

City of Beaverton Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award

November 19, 2014

Medford Receives National EPA Award

November 19, 2014

Town Receives National Recognition as an EPA Green Power Leader!

November 18, 2014

EPA Recognizes City of Las Vegas With A Green Power Leadership Award

October 13, 2014

Webster Groves Celebrates Becoming an EPA Green Power Community

September 24, 2014

District Wins EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

September 22, 2014

Hillsboro Wins EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

July 10, 2014

San Anselmo Recognized by the EPA as Green Power Community

July 8, 2014

Novato Recognized by the EPA as a Green Power Community

February 13, 2014

EPA Recognizes Edmond as Leading Green Power Community


November 8, 2013

Microgrid Solar Announces Launch of the Webster Groves Green Power Challenge

November 4, 2013

City of Snoqualmie Assigns Facilities to Green Power Program/City leadership further commits to sustainability through PSE initiative

September 23, 2013

EPA Honors 24 Organizations for green power leadership

September 23, 2013

Kohl's Department Stores Recognized With 2013 EPA Sustained Excellence in Green Power Award

May 29, 2013

EPA Green Power Community Recognition

May 7, 2013

City of Falls Church Reaches Milestone in Green Power Community Challenge

March 5, 2013

New Contract with Washington Gas Energy Services Helps City Retain Position as the Nation's #1 Green Power Community


November 5, 2012

The City of Falls Church Aiming to Become Virginia's First EPA Green Power Community

September 24, 2012

EPA Recognizes Beaverton with a Green Power Leadership Award

September 4, 2012

Wellesley Named 1st Green Power Community in MA by EPA

September 1, 2012

LaPlata Electric Helps Durango Become An EPA Green Power Community

June 21, 2012

City of Philadelphia Designated A Green Power Community By EPA, Challenges Washington D.C. Government

January 4, 2012

College Park Achieves Carbon Neutrality and Seeks EPA Green Power Community Designation


December 19, 2011

Clayton Retains First EPA Green Power Community Designation

November 18, 2011

EPA Recognizes Portland, Oregon with a Green Power Leadership Award

September 29, 2011

Rockville Earns Spot in Top 10 in EPA Green Power Community Challenge

September 28, 2011

The District Emerges as Americas No. 1 Green Power Community

April 20, 2011

Clayton Surpasses Challenge Goal

April 6, 2011

Clayton Becomes Missouri's First EPA Green Power Community

March 18, 2011

U.S. EPA Recognizes Washington, DC as the Nation's Leading Green Power Community

March 1, 2011

Rockville Mayor and Council Sign On to Green Power Community Challenge


October 21, 2010

City Receives Green Power Award

October 21, 2010

EPA Recognizes Park City Community With a Green Power Leadership Award

July 8, 2010

EPA Names Santa Clara The Top Green Power Community In The United States

March 23, 2010

Hillsboro City Council Issues Green Power Challenge

January 5, 2010

EPA Honors Durango as a “Green Power Community”


December 10, 2009

Lake Oswego Becomes an EPA Green Power Community

September 1, 2009

Lincoln City Named Green Power Community by EPA

January 28, 2009

Corvallis Tops EPA List of Green Power Communities


September 24, 2007

City of Beaverton Becomes EPA Green Power Community

GPC in the News


June 18, 2015

The Richmond Standard, EPA Recognizes Richmond for Tapping Marin Clean Energy's Renewable Power

May 26, 2015

STLtoday.com, Maplewood Energizes with Green Power Initiatives

March 19, 2015

The Journal Record, Edmond Designated Green Power Community

January 14, 2015

Portland Tribune, Wilsonville to Join Green Power Program

January 6, 2015

Printing Impressions, Velocity Print Solutions Renews Its Commitment to 100 Percent Wind Energy


November 23, 2014

The Daily Northwestern, EPA Lauds Evanston for Sustainability Efforts

November 20, 2014

Evanston Now, Evanston Cited for 'Green Power' Usage

November 19, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel, Oak Ridge Wins EPA's Green Power Leader Award

October 22, 2014

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Creve Coeur Wins Renewable Energy Award

September 26, 2014

Hillsboro Tribune, City is Green Power Champ

September 23, 2014

Concord Monitor, Hanover Named NH 'Green Power Community'

September 22, 2014

OregonLive.com, Hillsboro is the Greenest of any 'Green Power Community' in the Nation, EPA Says

September 12, 2014

Alton Daily News, Alton is a Green Power Community

September 9, 2014

AdvantageNews, Alton Achieves Renewable Energy Designation

September 9, 2014

RiverBender.com, EPA Recognizes Alton, IL for Joining the Green Power Community Challenge

July 31, 2014

Novato Patch, Marin Earns EPA Award for Green Energy Use

July 15, 2014

Oak Ridge Today, Oak Ridge First EPA Green Power Community in Southeast

July 14, 2014

WDEF, Oak Ridge, TN Becomes First EPA Green Power Community in Southeast US

June 10, 2014

Oak Ridge Today, Oak Ridge Concludes Green Power Community Challenge with Day of Service

April 24, 2014

Valley News, Hanover Is Turning Green

April 24, 2014

Oak Ridge Today, Oak Ridge Could Become First EPA-designated Green Power Community in Southeast

April 24, 2014

WBIR, Oak Ridge to Become Green Power Community

January 31, 2014

Webster-Kirkwood Times, Webster Groves EPA Green Power Challenge


November 23, 2013

Mail Tribune, Medford receives federal 'Green' designation

November 22, 2013

Mail Tribune, Medford honored with national green energy distinction

October 25, 2013

Bloomberg News, Wal-Mart Now Draws More Solar Power Than 38 States

October 23, 2013

Fall Church News-Press, F.C. Wins EPA 'Green Power' Recognition

October 4, 2013

Chicago Tribune, EPA honors Arlington Heights for green power use

September 26, 2013

City Beat, Morning News and Stuff

September 24, 2013

Fox19.com, Cincy honored as national leader in green power

September 24, 2013

MercerIslandReporter.com, Mercer Island is national 'Green Power Community of the Year'

September 23, 2013

Mercer Island Patch, Mercer Island Wins “Green Power Community of the Year” Award.

September 23, 2013

Suntimes.com, Oak Park receives USEPA Green Power Community Challenge award for second year in a row

September 23, 2013

OakPark.com, Oak Park wins EPA Green Power Community Challenge

September 22, 2013

Boston.com, Wellesley earns national designation for using eco-friendly energy

September 19, 2013

Wellesley Patch, Wellesley Continues to be Only EPA Green Power Community in MA and Third in the Country

September 17, 2013

Webster Journal Online, Webster Groves to increase green energy usage

August 21, 2013

Chicago Tribune, Arlington Heights Designated Green Power Community

June 26, 2013

The Beacon-News, North Aurora residents to get 'green' energy option

June 25, 2013

Creve Coeur Patch, EPA Recognizes Creve Coeur with Green Power Community Award

June 21, 2013

Creve Coeur Patch, Creve Coeur Celebrates Green Power Community Challenge

May 31, 2013

Mill Valley Patch, Where Should Mill Valley Hang Its New 'Green Power Community' Designation Signs?

May 29, 2013

St. Louis Public Radio, Expanding Solar Energy Use And The Nation's First 'Active House'

May 27, 2013

TulalipNEWS.com, Potawatomi bingo casino's sustainable energy project

May 8, 2013

The Falls Church Post, City of Falls Church Reaches Milestone in Green Power Community Challenge

April 29, 2013

Sierra Club Yodeler, Nine Marin Cities & Towns Recognized Nationally by EPA as Green Power Communities

April 4, 2013

OakParkApartments.com, Oak Park Keeps Getting Greener!

April 2, 2013

Washington Business Journal, D.C. government eyes wind for a third of its electricity supply

March 28, 2013

Falls Church News-Press, Guest Commentary: Are We Up to the Challenge of Green Energy?

March 22, 2013

MercerIslandPatch, Groups Aim to Boost Size of Mercer Island Community Center Solar Power Project

March 21, 2013

Clean Technica, D.C. Government's Agencies Switching To 100% Wind Energy

March 19, 2013

Falls Church News-Press, City Pushing to Become Virginia's 1st EPA Green Power Community

March 18, 2013

Inspired Economist, Boston vs. New York: which city is greener?

March 11, 2013

A Better City, Boston Businesses Cut Electricity Use 7% Through Challenge for Sustainability

March 6, 2013

Dcist, D.C. Government to Switch to Wind Power for Electricity Needs

March 1, 2013

National Geographic, EXPERT VOICES: Sam Brooks, Associate Director of the Washington DC DGS

February 7, 2013

The Green Pages, Wellesley Named “Green Power” Community

January 17, 2013

Mercer Island Reporter, Mercer Island meets green challenge, receives PSE grants

January 15, 2013

MercerIslandPatch, PSE Grants City $30K for Green Power Solar Project


November 15, 2012

Mercer Island Patch, Mercer Island: City Seeks More 'Green Power' Subscribers for PSE $5,000 Challenge Grant

November 15, 2012

The Oregonian, Milwaukie Surpasses Goal in Green Power Challenge

October 17, 2012

Moab Sun News, Moab Retains EPA Green Power Community Status

October 15, 2012

The Diamondback, College Park: City rolls out eco-friendly initiatives

October 3, 2012

Medill Reports: Chicago, Oak Park Saves Electricity Consumers $1.6 million as Green Power Community

September 27, 2012

Wednesday Journal, Oak Park Recognized Nationally for Green Efforts

September 27, 2012

OakPark.com, OP Earns National Praise for Green Efforts

September 26, 2012

Oregonlive.com, Beaverton Nationally Recognized for Meeting Green Power Benchmark

September 26, 2012

Revmodo.com, EPA Hands Out Awards in the Green Power Community Challenge

September 10, 2012

Wellesley Patch, Wellesley Is 1st Green Powered Community in Massachusetts

September 7, 2012

Boston.com, Wellesley Achieves Green Distinction

September 6, 2012

Wicked Local, Wellesley becomes first Green Power Community in Massachusetts

July 31, 2012

The Daily Energy Report, Energy Initiatives in Rockville, Maryland

June 21, 2012

AltEnergyMag, ChoosePAWind Commends Philadelphia for Green Power Community Challenge Initiative

June 21, 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer, Phila. Leads in Green Power

June 20, 2012

KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia Gets EPA's 'Green Power' Designation For Promoting Renewable Energy

May 1, 2012

OakLeaves, Oak Park Named Green Power Community

April 26, 2012

Creve Coeur Patch, Creve Coeur Looking For Green Power Buy-in; Will You?

April 26, 2012

Oak Park Community News, EPA Designates Oak Park as Green Power Community

April 5, 2012

Creve Coeur Patch, Creve Coeur EPA Green Power Community Challenge Kick-Off

April 4, 2012

Creve Coeur Patch, Mercy Hospital Joins Creve Coeur's Green Power Community Challenge

February 21, 2012

STLtoday.com, Creve Coeur Seeks More Use of Green Power

February 17, 2012

STLtoday.com, Creve Coeur Launches EPA Green Power Community Challenge: Effort Compliments City's Climate Action Plan

January 31, 2012

KATU, Green Living: Beaverton Wins EPA Green Power Award

January 25, 2012

The Diamondback, City Seeks EPA Certification with Local Business Help

January 24, 2012

BPS News, New Solarize Project Will Help Northeast Portland Homeowners Go Solar Through Volume Purchasing

January 12, 2012

Gazette.Net, College Park Seeks Environmental Designation


December 14, 2011

The Portland Tribune, Hillsboro Second in Nation in Green Power Usage, Closely Followed by Portland

November 16, 2011

WAMU 88.5, D.C. Earns Green Award From EPA

November 15, 2011

The Oregonian, NW Environmental News: Harvard Loves Oregon; EPA Loves Portland; So Does Enviro Group

October 31, 2011

Philadelphia Inquirer, Swarthmore Isn't Resting on its Green Laurels

October 28, 2011

OregonLive.com, Hillsboro Ranked Second in the Nation for Green Power Purchases

October 27, 2011

KUIK, Hillsboro #2 in the Nation

October 17, 2011

Nation's Cities Weekly, EPA Announces Winners of First-Ever Green Power Community Challenge

October 13, 2011

Daily Times, Swarthmore Finishes Third in Green Energy Contest

October 12, 2011

The Gazette, Brookeville Tops List of Green Communities

October 4, 2011

The Hoya, DC Wins Greenest City

September 29, 2011

WUSA9.com, DC Emerges As America's Number 1 Green Community

September 29, 2011

ThomasNet News, Sustainability Spotlight: EPA Names Winners of Inaugural Green Power Community Challenge

September 28, 2011

The Washington Informer, D.C. Designated Premiere Green Power Community

September 28, 2011

Georgetown Patch, D.C. is America's Top Green Power Community

September 28, 2011

Solar Mash, Who Are the Green Power Community Challenge Winners?

September 27, 2011

StateIm­pact Penn­syl­va­nia, Philadelphia Suburb Takes 3rd Place in Green Power Competition

September 27, 2011

Newsworks, Swathmore Wins Third Place in Green Power Competition

July 27, 2011

West End Word, Clayton Continues Its Efforts As Green Power Community

April 21, 2011

Patch.com, Clayton Honored as Missouri's First Green Power Community

April 21, 2011

CBS St. Louis, Clayton: Leader in Green Power

April 21, 2011

KMOX Radio, Clayton: Leader in Green Power

April 20, 2011

STLtoday.com, Clayton Becomes First Green Power Community in Missouri

March 22, 2011

HomeFinder.com News, EPA honors D.C. as Green Power Community

March 22, 2011

ThomasNet News, EPA's Green Power Community Challenge has Reached the Half-way Point

March 22, 2011

EcoSeed, U.S. Communities Perk Up Green Power Purchasing Programs

March 21, 2011

Power Online, Cities Competing To Win EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

March 21, 2011

The Cypress Times, Cities Competing to Win EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

March 21, 2011

Sustainable Business Oregon, Environmental Protection Agency Says D.C. is No. 1 in Green

March 21, 2011

PA Environment Digest, Swarthmore Among Top Five In EPA's Green Power Community Challenge At Mid-Point

March 21, 2011

Green DC Daily, The District's Green Power Challenge

March 18, 2011

Yahoo! News, Cities Compete for EPA's Green Recognition

March 18, 2011

WUSA9.com, DC Is Nation's #1 Green Power Community

March 18, 2011

Washington Business Journal, Environmental Protection Agency Says D.C. is No. 1 in Green

March 18, 2011

Domestic Fuel, EPA Names DC Leading Green Power City

March 18, 2011

Earth Times, Washington D.C. and Brookeville, Md. Currently Leading EPA's Green Power Community Challenge

March 1, 2011

Rockville Patch, City Accepts EPA's Green Power Challenge

February 21, 2011

TribLocal, Aurora Named State's First Green Power Community

February 19, 2011

The Beacon-News, Aurora Honored for Green Efforts

February 8, 2011

Gazette.net, Brookeville recognized for going green

January 12, 2011

Clayton-RichmondHeights Patch, Green-Power Initiative Needs Clayton Residents' Help


December 1, 2010

American City & County, EPA launches Green Power Community Challenge

November 18, 2010

The Litchfield County Times, Cornwall Is Ultra Green

November 8, 2010

San Antonio Business Journal, Alamo Heights Recognized for Renewable Energy Usage

October 29, 2010

Earth Techling, Portland Named One of Green Power Elite

October 25, 2010

The Salt Lake Tribune, Park City gets EPA green award

October 22, 2010

Park Record, EPA Honors City Hall's Green Initiatives

October 21, 2010

Corvallis Gazette Times, Corvallis Earns Green Power Community of the Year Award

October 21, 2010

Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Cities Recognized For Commitment To Green Power

October 21, 2010

OPB News, Oregon Cities Recognized For Commitment To Green Power

September 27, 2010

National League of Cities, EPA's Green Power Partnership: Helping Cities Fight Climate Change by Supporting Renewable Energy

September 24, 2010

American City & County, EPA announces Green Power Challenge

September 15, 2010

Gazette.Net, Brookeville Earns Green Power Community Designation from EPA

August 31, 2010

The Portlander, Midway Through Nationwide Green Power Challenge, Portland Sits Pretty

July 28, 2010

The Portlander, Portland Launches Nation's Largest Green Power Challenge

July 26, 2010

Connecticut Clean Energy Communities Blog, Cornwall Recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Green Power Community

July 23, 2010

The Oregonian, Hillsboro named Green Power Community

July 21, 2010

Pioneer Press, River Falls, Wis., Sees Green in New Solar Power Program

July 20, 2010

The Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro up for its Green Power Challenge

July 14, 2010

The Portlander, Hillsboro Named Green Power Community

July 14, 2010

Portland Business Journal, Hillsboro wins EPA award

July 7, 2010

Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, Santa Clara Top 'Green' Power Community in U.S.

June 4, 2010

The Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro Green Power Challenge on Track to Meet Goal

May 18, 2010

San Antonio Business Journal, EPA recognizes Helotes for being a 'green' city

March 26, 2010

The Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro City Council issues Green Power Challenge

February 5, 2010

Gazette-Times Reporter, EPA Calls Philomath a 'Green Power' Spot

January 21, 2010

The Oregonian, Lincoln City Truly a 'Green Power Community' on the Oregon Coast as Car Charging Stations Open

January 6, 2010

Durango Herald, Durango Receives 'Green' Ranking


December 11, 2009

The Oregonian, EPA names Lake Oswego a 'green power' community for high green energy purchasing

December 9, 2009

San Antonio Express-News, Universal City is First 'Green Power' City in Texas

November 30, 2009

San Antonio Business Journal, Universal City Becomes Texas' First 'Green Power Community'

April 30, 2009

River Falls Journal, River Falls Earns Two Top 10 Rankings for Renewable Energy

February 21, 2009

iStockAnalyst, River Falls is Nation's Most Green-Powered City: City's Goal is 100% Use of Renewables

February 5, 2009

River Falls Journal, Feds Take Note as City Grows Greener

February 2, 2009

The Seattle Times, Corvallis Leads Nation in Green Power Use

January 27, 2009

Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis Tops Green Cities List


October 14, 2008

Cottage Grove Sentinel, How Green it is!

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