| Green Power Challenge set, goal reached|
In 2011, the City of Lacey, City of Olympia, Puget Sound Energy, Thurston Energy, Intercity Transit, dozens of local businesses and thousands of residents came together to support independent renewable energy producers in our region.
By reaching the goal of 505 new Green Power Program participants, Lacey has received a $10,000 grant from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to create a new solar demonstration project.
When you choose 100 percent green power for your home or business, you’ll:
- Avoid an estimated 16,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions,
- Create local jobs in the renewable energy industry, and
- Lessen our dependence on fossil fuels.
Not to mention, you’ll be doing something good for the environment!
| Lacey—an EPA Green Power Community |
Lacey has been designated an official "Green Power Community" by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of its commitment to green power use—the twelfth such city in the nation. Nearly 6 percent of the collective electrical energy used in Lacey's homes, businesses and offices is now green power, resulting in an annual reduction of approximately 11,614 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—equivalent to the amount of carbon stored annually by 2,247 acres of native forest.
In addition to the renewable energy utilized by Lacey's residents and businesses, the community meets all electrical needs for its municipal buildings (including city hall, the library, community center, senior center, museum and public works operations center) as well as its water, reclaimed water, wastewater and stormwater utilities, all parks and recreation facilities, and more than 3,000 streetlights and traffic signals through the exclusive use of green power.
To learn more about renewable energy and green power, call Puget Sound Energy at 1 (800) 562-1482, or browse to pse.com