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EPA Unveils Top 50 U.S. Green Power Purchasers PDF Print E-mail
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA Unveils Top 50 U.S. Green Power Purchasers


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(Washington, D.C. April 27, 2009) EPA today released a list of the nations top green power purchasers. The list is led by Intel Corporation, PepsiCo, Kohls Department Stores, Dell Inc., Whole Foods Market, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Air Force, Cisco Systems, Inc. and the City of Houston. The nations top 50 purchasers are buying more than 11 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) that would be produced from the electricity use of more than 1.1 million average American homes.

For the second year in a row, Intel Corporation is the nations largest single purchaser of green power with purchases of more than 1.3 billion kWh of green power per year. This corresponds to CO2 emissions from the electricity use of nearly 130,000 average American homes.

Kohls who more than doubled their green power purchase secured a No. 3 spot on the National Top 50 list.  Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Dannon, Sony DADC and Motorola for the first time appeared on the National Top 50 list securing the No. 15, No. 33, No. 40 and No. 44 spots, respectively.


EPAs Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,000 partner organizations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Overall, EPA Green Power Partners are buying more than 16 billion kWh of green power annually
, equivalent to the CO2 emissions from electricity use of more than 1.5 million American homes.

Green power is generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydropower.
Green power electricity generates less pollution than conventional power and produces no net increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

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