The EPA has recognized Alton as a Green Power Community. Alton is collectively using nearly 94 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is enough to meet 17% of the community’s total electric use. In buying utility green power from Homefield Energy, Alton’s Deputy Director of Development and Housing Matt Asselmeier says this demonstrates a choice to switch from traditional sources of electric generation toward cleaner renewable energy sources.
He says while the recognition of their efforts is nice, there are associated benefits.
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According to the U.S. EPA, Alton’s green power use of nearly 94-million kilowatt-hours is the equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of nearly 14,000 passenger vehicles per year, or the same type of emissions from the electric use of nearly 9,000 American homes annually.