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Philadelphia Union And PPL To Be Recognized At Green Power Awards On October 6

CHESTER, PA - JUNE 27:  A general view of the PPL Park before the Philadelphia Union face the Seattle Sounders FC at the PPL Park stadium opener on June 27, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
CHESTER, PA - JUNE 27: A general view of the PPL Park before the Philadelphia Union face the Seattle Sounders FC at the PPL Park stadium opener on June 27, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Union and PPL will receive awards for their work in creating a 'greener' Philadelphia. The Green Power Awards will recognize the two organizations at a luncheon, on October 6, that celebrates different groups that have helped to build up the state's growing "renewable energy market."

Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) will honor the Union "for purchasing 100 percent of [their] electricity needs from renewable energy produced within Pennsylvania." The Union put a great deal of pride into opening PPL Park last year with renewable energy powering the stadium. A press release from before the stadium opened explained what the team was doing to cap its impact on the environment:

PPL EnergyPlus will become Philadelphia Union's exclusive energy provider. Philadelphia Union will utilize energy at PPL Park supplied by PPL EnergyPlus, which will purchase and retire renewable energy credits equal to 100 percent of the park's electricity use from renewable energy projects in Pennsylvania owned or contracted by PPL EnergyPlus.

PPL itself will get the same award, but not for their efforts with the Union, rather for the company's work on the Frey Farm Wind Project.