Alameda City Hall installs LED holiday lights

(Excerpt from press release)

ALAMEDA, Calif.– Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) has partnered with Alameda Recreation and Parks Department to green the holiday light display at Alameda’s City Hall with new energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights powered by 100 percent renewable energy from wind and solar sources.

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The AMP spokeswoman Rebecca Irwin says, ” We’re actually 98% carbon neutral. That is the energy mix we supply the island. So we’ve already pretty renewable here which is a great thing.”

The new LED lights will use up to 90 percent less energy than traditional incandescent holiday lights and last up to 10 times longer, which will save on the city’s maintenance and replacement costs. AMP’s Alameda Green program is allocating Green-e Energy certified renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset the electricity used by the city’s holiday light display.

The AMP is the City of Alameda’s community-owned electric utility. Alameda Green is AMP’s voluntary renewable energy program offered to all residential and commercial customers within Alameda as a way to support energy generated from 100 percent clean wind and solar power sources at a low additional cost of 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour. Sign-ups and information available at www.alamedamp.com/power/green.

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