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Intel, Kohl’s, Whole Foods Top List of Green Power Purchasers, Again

The EPA has released its latest list of the 50 green power partners using the most renewable electricity. The Green Power Partnership’s top purchasers use more than 12 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually.

Intel Corporation remains the partnership’s largest single purchaser of green power, using more than 1.4 billion kWh. See the last rankings here.

The top 10 on the list are Intel Corporation, Kohl’s Department Stores, Whole Foods Market, City of Houston, Dell Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Cisco Systems, Inc., commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. Air Force, and the city of Dallas.

Green power is generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydropower.

Washington, D.C. (No. 14), TD Bank, N.A. (No. 15), the state of Illinois (No. 23), Pearson, Inc. (No. 27), Chicago Public Schools (No. 35), and Harris N.A. (No. 42), are all making first-time appearances on the national list.

BD (No. 19), a global medical technology company, and the Port of Portland (No. 49), both rose in the rankings by nearly doubling their green power purchases. Nearly a quarter of the top 50 partners have increased their green power purchases since April.

There is one notable company missing. PepsiCo, which has stayed steady at near 1.226 billion kWh in recent years, put a virtual halt to that practice earlier this year. Instead, the company will use its purchasing power toward on-site renewable energy projects.

Over the next three years, PepsiCo will be investing in excess of $30 million dollars toward new renewable energy projects in the U.S., said Rob Schasel, Director of Energy and Resource Conservation at PepsiCo.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,200 partner organizations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use.

Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Organization Type Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner) Green Power Resources
1. Intel Corporation
1,433,200,000 51% Information Technology Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation, PNM Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
2. Kohl’s Department Stores
1,367,376,000 100% Retail 3Degrees°, WM Renewable Energy°, On-site Generation, Sacramento Municipal Utility District°, City of Dover Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
3. Whole Foods Market
817,657,623 100% Retail 3Degrees°, Austin Energy, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
4. City of Houston, TX
438,000,000 34% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Reliant Energy Wind
5. Dell Inc.
431,058,000 129% Information Technology NextEra Energy Resources°, TXU Energy°, Austin Energy, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Idaho Power°, On-site Generation Biogas, Solar, Wind
6. Johnson & Johnson
416,510,688 39% Health Care 3Degrees°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Suez Energy Resources NA°, Sempra Energy°, Liberty Power°, On-site Generation, PNM Biomass, Solar, Wind
7. Cisco Systems, Inc.
400,996,000 46% Information Technology Sterling Planet°, Austin Energy Wind
8. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
400,000,000 40% Govt. (State) Renewable Choice Energy° Biomass, Wind
9. U.S. Air Force
339,660,392 4% Govt. (Federal) TransAlta Energy Marketing, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Colorado Springs Utilities, Rocky Mountain Power°, Champion Energy Services, Georgia Power°, Nexant, Xcel Energy°, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, Hess Energy Marketing°, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, El Paso Electric, Rocky Mountain Generation Cooperative Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
10. City of Dallas, TX
333,659,840 40% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Suez Energy Resources NA Wind
11. HSBC North America
300,000,000 112% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
12. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. / California and Texas Facilities
263,533,433 8% Retail Duke Energy, On-site Generation Biogas, Solar, Wind
13. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
262,262,425 101% Govt. (Federal) Sterling Planet, Luminant, Element Markets°, NextEra Energy Resources°, 3Degrees°, 3 Phases Renewables°, Bonneville Environmental Foundation°, Pacific Power°, On-site Generation, Minnesota Power Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
14. District of Columbia
244,267,000 50% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Washington Gas Energy Services° Wind
15. TD Bank, N.A.
240,333,272 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Community Energy°, Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
16. Starbucks
237,000,000 25% Restaurants & Food Srvcs. 3Degrees°, NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
17. BNY Mellon
229,500,000 77% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources°, Pepco Energy Services° Wind
18. City of Chicago, IL
215,000,000 20% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
19. BD
200,631,536 38% Health Care NextEra Energy Resources°, Rocky Mountain Power° Wind
20. University of Pennsylvania
200,000,000 48% Education (Higher) Community Energy° Wind
21. U.S. Department of Energy
188,599,600 4% Govt. (Federal) Various Various
22. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
176,533,000 7% Consumer Products On-site Generation Biomass
23. State of Illinois
176,000,000 33% Govt. (State) Integrys Energy°, City Water, Light & Power° Wind
24. Wells Fargo & Company
175,000,000 14% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. 3Degrees° Wind
25. Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group
161,790,000 30% Govt. (Local, Municipal) NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
26. Deutsche Bank
160,000,000 103% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Element Markets° Wind
27. Pearson, Inc.
157,096,000 101% Consulting Srvcs. Sterling Planet°, Austin Energy Biogas, Wind
28. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
150,000,000 5% Govt. (Federal) WindCurrent Wind
29. Staples
146,625,408 22% Retail Sterling Planet°, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power°, Tennessee Valley Authority°, Portland General Electric, Constellation NewEnergy° Biogas, Solar, Wind
30. Bloomberg LP
140,401,150 59% Media & Publishing Hess Energy Marketing°, Constellation NewEnergy°, ConEdison Solutions°, BlueStar Energy° Biomass, Wind
31. Motorola, Inc.
119,000,000 32% Telecommunications Native Energy° Wind
32. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.
116,250,000 113% Ag. & Nat. Resources 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Community Energy° Wind
33. The World Bank Group
114,735,000 100% Non-Profit (NGO) WindCurrent° Wind
34. Lowe’s
110,950,000 2% Retail Nexant°, On-site Generation Biomass, Solar
35. Chicago Public Schools
107,709,620 20% Education (K-12) Element Markets°, On-site Generation Solar
36. State of Connecticut
107,216,096 17% Govt. (State) Hess Energy Marketing°, Direct Energy° Various
37. Hilton Worldwide
102,000,000 29% Travel & Leisure Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
38. The Dannon Company, Inc.
100,000,000 100% Food & Beverage Native Energy° Wind
39. Lockheed Martin Corporation
98,063,334 5% Industrial Goods & Srvcs. Sterling Planet°, Hess Energy Marketing°, TXU Energy°, 3 Phases Renewables°, Xcel Energy° Solar, Wind
40. Safeway Inc.
94,500,000 3% Retail 3Degrees°, Nexant°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
41. State of Wisconsin
92,400,000 10% Govt. (State) Madison Gas & Electric, Wisconsin Public Power Inc., We Energies° Biogas, Solar, Wind
42. Harris N.A.
91,400,000 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
43. Sprint Nextel
87,600,000 47% Telecommunications Kansas City Power & Light° Wind
44. Carnegie Mellon University
86,840,000 75% Education (Higher) Community Energy°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
45. ING
86,322,000 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
46. Pennsylvania State University
83,600,000 20% Education (Higher) 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet, Community Energy° Biomass, Small-hydro, Wind
47. Sony DADC
82,000,000 46% Information Technology Horizon Wind Energy° Wind
48. Herman Miller Inc.
77,434,966 86% Industrial Goods & Srvcs. Green Mountain Energy, Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative Biomass, Wind
49. Port of Portland
75,030,000 106% Transport & Shipping NextEra Energy Resources°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
50. City of Austin, TX
74,142,994 17% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Austin Energy Biogas, Wind
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