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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put the city of San Diego atop its “Green Power” list for generating power through renewable energy sources such as hydro, solar and wind.

The city generates 65,400 megawatt-hours and ranks No. 1 on the EPA’s top 10 list. Following San Diego is Austin Independent School District in Texas and Montgomery County Wind Buyers Group in Maryland. Inland Empire Utilities Agency, the only other Southern California government organization on the list, is number 10.

Mayor Jerry Sanders will hold a press conference at the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant tomorrow. The plant currently produces power through methane gas from sewage, and a 12-foot wide pipeline carrying wastewater into the ocean generates hydro power.

MARNETTE FEDERIS

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