Platte River Power Authority Named Climate Action Leader™

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The California Climate Action Registry has named Platte River Power Authority a Climate Action Leader. Platte River has been a member of the Action Registry for two years. Registry members that have successfully certified their emissions inventory earn the status of Climate Action Leader. Platte River was certified for its 2005 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Climate Action Leader logo"Platte River has a long history of environmental stewardship," said Brian Moeck, Platte River's General Manager. "Platte River is proud to be recognized by an organization whose stringent reporting standards reinforce Platte River's environmental philosophy."

By joining the Registry, member organizations demonstrate their concern regarding global climate change. By becoming a Climate Action Leader, the members are taking action by measuring, certifying and reporting their GHG emissions to the Registry and to the public.

Platte River's environmental focus can be seen through commitment to renewable energy, like wind; in its fleet that includes hybrid and solar electric vehicles; and through energy efficiency programs for homes, businesses and its power plant.

Certification is an annual process. Registry members must report and certify their GHG inventory every year in order to maintain Climate Action Leader status. There is also a one-year delay in the reporting and certifying of emissions. The Registry requires the inclusion of all direct GHG emissions, along with indirect GHG emissions from electricity use.

Registry participants include businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, state agencies, and other entities. Platte River joins the list of other Climate Action Leaders including Clipper Windpower, Eastman Kodak Company, Clif Bar & Co., Hewlett-Packard and The Climate Trust.

About The Climate Action Registry

The California Climate Action Registry (the Registry) was established by California statute as a non-profit voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The purpose of the Registry is to help companies and organizations with operations in the state to establish GHG emissions baselines against which any future GHG emission reduction requirements may be applied. More information can be found at www.climateregistry.org.

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