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Google Drops Out of EPA Green Power Tech Rankings

Google Drops Out of EPA Green Power Tech Rankings

Google, which ranked sixth in the EPA’s inaugural rankings of the high-tech industry’s biggest green power users, has dropped out of the Top 20. Intel, Microsoft, Cisco Systems, Sprint and Dell retained the top five places on the Top 20 Tech & Telecom list, which the EPA debuted in July, … Read more »

EPA Releases Green Power List, Microsoft Debuts at Third

EPA Releases Green Power List, Microsoft Debuts at Third

Microsoft has ranked third in the EPA’s list of organizations using the most green power, and along with McDonald’s, appears on the list for the first time. Intel and Kohl’s maintain their long-time first and second place positions on the Top 50 Green Power Partnership rankings, while Microsoft, which is … Read more »

Austin Energy, PGE Top Renewable Rankings

Austin Energy, PGE Top Renewable Rankings

Austin Energy and Portland General Electric sold the most renewable energy under voluntary green power programs of any utilities last year, according to an analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Texas-based Austin Energy used wind and landfill gas to sell 754 million kWh of voluntary renewables in 2010. … Read more »

Intel Makes Green Power Push, Keeps EPA Top Spot

Intel has increased its annual green power purchases by 75 percent, retaining the top spot in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking of Green Power Partnership companies. The chip manufacturer has increased its annual green power usage to more than 2.5 billion kWh (2.5 TWh), the most of more than … Read more »

APS, Sundance Square, Pacific Power Recognized as Green Power PR Leaders

The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) has recognized Arizona Public Service (APS), Sundance Square, Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power, and Thor Hinckley at Portland General Electric as Green Power Market Development award winners. The Market Development Awards are part of the Green Power Leadership Awards co-sponsored by the U.S. … Read more »

Kohl’s, Motorola, TD Bank, Whole Foods Named as EPA Green Power Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the winners of the agency’s 10th annual Green Power Leadership awards that honor 18 Green Power Partners in four categories: Green Power Partners, Green Power Purchasing, On-Site Generation, and new this year, Green Power Community of the Year. Together, these award winners … Read more »

EPA Kicks Off  ‘Green’ Power Community Challenge

EPA Kicks Off ‘Green’ Power Community Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched its national “Green Power Community Challenge,” a year-long campaign to encourage cities, towns, villages, and Native American tribes to use renewable energy to help prevent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to accelerate the development of renewable energy capacity across the Unites States. … Read more »

Intel’s Biggest Solar Site to Generate 1.5 MW Annually

Intel’s solar installations in Folsom, Calif., and Chandler, Ariz., part of the semiconductor manufacturer’s plan to build several solar projects in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Oregon, are now up and running. Combined, the solar projects, consisting of ground and roof-mounted solar electric facilities, are expected to generate about 2.8 … Read more »

Study Finds Consumers Ready to Pay for Electrical Grid Upgrades

Study Finds Consumers Ready to Pay for Electrical Grid Upgrades

Fifty-seven percent of Americans agree that the nation’s electrical grid infrastructure should be upgraded to support new generation and further deployment of alternative energy technologies, according to a new study. In light of the findings, solution providers already have energy optimization tools under development that are smart-grid ready to help … Read more »

DFW International Airport Adds Green Energy Contracts

Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, the world’s third-busiest airport, has purchased a new electricity and green energy contract through  World Energy Exchange, operated by World Energy Solutions in Worcester, Mass. Through multiple online auctions, World Energy, an operator of online exchanges for energy and green commodities, helped DFW secure a … Read more »

DC Hotelier Buys RECs for 100% Wind Energy

Great Addresses, an independent hotel management company, has purchased 100-percent green energy portfolios for its flagship properties in Washington, D.C., by partnering with World Energy Solutions Inc., which operates online exchanges for energy and green commodities. The hotel management company worked initially with World Energy to procure a 36-month electricity … Read more »

Intel Adds 100-kW Solar System at Oregon Campus

SolarCity, a solar designer and installer, has unveiled a new 100-kilowatt (kW) solar installation at Intel’s Jones Farm Campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. The DC solar electric system consists of 504 solar modules on the roof of Building Four at the Jones Farm Campus. Intel expects to offset more than 4 … Read more »