From an article by Debbie Griffin in the River Falls Journal:

For the first time ever, River Falls made the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of top 21 Green Power Communities in the country. The city made number 10 to be exact, with a 5% participation rate and deriving 15% of its energy from renewable sources.

Not only is it River Falls’ first time on the list, but also it’s the first city in Wisconsin or the Midwest to make it.

River Falls Municipal Utilities Communication Coordinator Chris Blasius said RFMU has been eyeing the list for years, waiting to apply for the status if and when River Falls ever met the EPA’s criteria. The city hit that magic mark this year.

Blasius said the main thing that landed the city on the list is how much it spends on renewable energy.