Creve Coeur Wins Renewable Energy Award
The City of Creve Coeur is proud to announce that it was awarded Community Renewables Project of the Year by Interstate Renewable Energy Council (iREC) at Solar Power International. The award, won through popular vote, recognizes achievement in the advancement of renewable energy use through an innovative approach by a community. This milestone was reached through a successful community challenge completed in 2013,
“My heartfelt congratulations to the citizens and businesses in our community,” says Creve Coeur Mayor Barry L. Glantz. “This is a wonderful achievement, one that we can be proud of and continue to build on for years to come.”
Upon completion of the challenge, the City of Creve Coeur became the second EPA Green Power Community in Missouri, and the fifth in the Midwest. In order to receive this designation, the community needed to offset three percent of community-wide energy use through renewable energy sources. The city surpassed the challenge requirement by offsetting 3.77 percent of the community’s energy use with renewable energy.
Residents and businesses participated in the challenge by enrolling in Pure Power, from Ameren Missouri, or any other renewable energy certificate program, or by installing solar panels on their property. Collectively to date, the businesses and residents of Creve Coeur are supporting 15,390,128 kilowatt-hour of green energy annually. That's equivalent to 10,612 metric tons or 23,396,068 pounds of CO2 – similar to taking 2,234 cars off road. An outstanding 160 homes and 10 businesses are purchasing renewable energy certificates, while 26 homes and 10 businesses installed solar panels on their property.