Pennsylvania’s state government recently ranked the highest in the country for usage of green power, which includes renewable sources like wind, solar and water.

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s state government recently ranked the highest in the country for usage of green power, which includes renewable sources like wind, solar and water.

The ranking from the federal Environmental Protection Agency was released earlier this week. Not only did the state government rank as the highest public entity, it also finished 26th overall in a list of 100 largest green power users in the country overall.

Pennsylvania is the greenest state

The EPA in a release referred to green power as “zero-emissions electricity that is generated from environmentally-preferable renewable resources.”

“To be recognized by the EPA for our commitment to using green power shows how dedicated we are to creating a government that works for its citizens through finding ways to improve the economy, while at the same time promoting environmental sustainability,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement. “In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, we were able to increase our bottom line by saving $2 million through the competitive bidding of the commonwealth’s electricity.”

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