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Green Power Switch News
Vol. 3, No. 2— Spring 2003

Ranking Among the Top 10 for a Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, Green Power Switch has earned two top-10 national rankings from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy.

NREL’s rankings of leading utility “green pricing” programs are released annually. Green Power Switch placed seventh in Renewable Energy Sales and ninth in Total Number of Customer Participants in the 2002 rankings released February 20. In 2001, Green Power Switch placed eighth in the nation for the amount of new energy produced and 10th for the number of customers participating.

More than 300 utilities in 32 states now offer renewable-energy programs. Using information provided by these utilities, NREL develops top-10 rankings in the two categories listed above, plus two others–Customer Participation Rate and Price Premium Charged for New, Customer-Driven Renewable Power.

“Utility green-pricing programs are an important mechanism for creating greater consumer awareness of renewable energy options across the country, ”says Blair Swezey, NREL principal policy adviser. “Consumers want to support renewable energy, and these programs offer a vehicle through which to do that. ”

NREL is DOE’s premier laboratory for renewable-energy research and development and a lead lab for energy efficiency research and development. It is managed by Midwest Research Institute, Battelleand Bechtel. For more information about NREL visit

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In this issue

Ranking Among the Top 10 for a Second Straight Year
Also: The Greener Cleaner

Green Power Switch Expands
Also: Mississippi State Goes Solar

Renewable Energy Legislation Introduced

Updates: Generation and participation figures

Green Power Switch News Archive

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