DFW International Airport Receives Green Power Purchase Award

3 May 2010 (Last Updated May 3rd, 2010 18:30)

Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in the US has been ranked the ninth largest green power purchaser in the country by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The airport is purchasing 60 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually from Champion Energy Se

Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in the US has been ranked the ninth largest green power purchaser in the country by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The airport is purchasing 60 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually from Champion Energy Services in a bid to build on its existing partnership with EPA's Green Power Partnership.

The purchase aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will also qualify DFW airport for EPA's Green Power Leadership Club.

The green power will be able to meet 20% of the organisation's electricity use and offers a superior environmental profile compared with traditional power sources.

DFW airport's green power purchase is equivalent to reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of more than 8,000 passenger vehicles each year.