Dallas Fed joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership
For Immediate Release: April 3, 2019
DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which powers its offices entirely with Texas wind energy, has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.
The partnership is a voluntary program that helps increase the use of green power to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts associated with electricity use.
The Dallas Fed and its Branches in Houston, San Antonio and El Paso are using more than 38 million kilowatt-hours of Texas wind power annually, which represents 100 percent of its total electric power needs.
“By making the choice to use renewable energy, the Dallas Fed reduces its electric-energy greenhouse gas emissions footprint by 100 percent and demonstrates that using green power is smart business,” said Meredith Black, Dallas Fed chief operating officer.
“As the nation’s central bank, we have the responsibility to set an example. It’s the right thing and the smart thing to do for ourselves now and for the community in the future,” she said.
The Dallas Fed’s green power use of more than 38 million kWh is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 4,000 average American homes, according to the EPA.
“Through this partnership, the Dallas Fed is advancing the voluntary market for green power and growing sources of clean energy,” said Dex Beyene, Dallas Fed assistant vice president in charge of the sustainability initiative. “Also the response from Bank employees has been overwhelmingly positive with many expressing interest in doing something similar in their own homes.”
For more information on the Dallas Fed, please visit: www.dallasfed.org.
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