The City of Eugene is committed to reducing our carbon footprint. In line with that goal, we recently signed the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Agreement. The Green Power Partnership Agreement encourages the voluntary use of green power to reduce the risk of climate change. Partners benefit from the use of green power, while supporting the development of new, renewable energy in the U.S. Read more about green power at the EPA's website.
Green power is electricity produced from a subset of renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro. The City of Eugene first began buying windpower from Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) in July 2006. Since then EWEB put together a new Green Power program that meets all the EPA requirements and the City has been purchasing green power since March 2008.