Tinley Park ranked 8th on U.S. EPA’s Green Power Communities list
Tinley Park recently ranked eighth on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Communities list for green power usage. Tinley Park is using nearly 179 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which represents more than 78 percent of its total power needs. The Village’s choice to use green power helps advance the voluntary market for green power and development of those sources. By moving the needle in the voluntary green power market, Tinley Park and other Green Power Partners are helping to reduce the negative health impacts of air emissions including those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.
Leading local governments across the nation are partnering with EPA to become Green Power Communities (GPCs). GPCs are towns, villages, cities, counties, or tribal governments in which the local government, businesses, and residents collectively use green power in amounts that meet or exceed EPA’s Green Power Community usage requirements.