Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Sean C. Houseworth
This paper explores the factors that drive purchases of green power by private and public organizations. Using a cross-sectional analysis of participants in EPA’s Green Power Partnership, I explore whether state energy policies have motivated increased consumption of green power among these participating organizations. Additionally, I analyze economic and political variables by state to determine if certain factors contribute to an organization’s green power purchases. I find that state mandates on renewable energy production and lower premiums for green power lead to increased purchases of green power for members of the Green Power Partnership.
Houseworth, Sean C., "Determinants of Green Power Purchases: An Analysis of the EPA's Green Power Partnership" (2013). CMC Senior Theses. 592.
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