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February 05, 2003

Green Power Adopted in North Carolina and Successful in Washington D.C.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a statewide green power program on January 29th. The NC GreenPower Program will draw on biopower, wind, and solar energy and will be coordinated by Advanced Energy, a non-profit corporation. See the announcement on the Advanced Energy Web site.

Green power-electricity produced from renewable energy sources-is proving popular in the Washington, D.C. area: Washington Gas Energy Services and Community Energy, Inc. announced last week that 25 percent of the output from the new Mountaineer Wind Energy Center has already been sold. American University, World Wildlife Fund, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Norm Thompson Outfitters, and Ecoprint are among the organizations that have signed up for the wind power, in addition to almost 5,000 residential and small commercial customers. See the Washington Gas Energy Services press release.