EPA Reveals Top Renewable Energy Users

NAW Staff
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on January 29, 2013 No Comments
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an updated list of the top 50 organizations for voluntarily using clean energy from resources such as wind, solar and low-impact hydropower.

Intel Corp. continues to hold the No. 1 spot as the largest single user of green power, and has increased its green power usage by over 300 GWh annually. With this increase, Intel now uses more than 31 TWh of green power annually, which is enough to meet 100% of the company's electricity use.

The top 20 green power users are as follows:

1. Intel Corp.
2. Kohl's Department Stores
3. Microsoft Corp.
4. Whole Foods Market
5. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
6. Staples
7. Lockheed Martin Corp.
8. District of Columbia
9. Cisco Systems Inc.
10. City of Houston, Texas
11. Starbucks
12. City of Austin, Texas
13. BD
14. Hilton Worldwide
15. McDonald's USA LLC
16. U.S. Department of Energy
17. City of Dallas, Texas
18. U.S. Air Force
19. TD Bank
20. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For more on the rankings and to view the full top 50, click here.

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EPA Reveals Top Renewable Energy Users

NAW Staff
Posted by NAW Staff
on April 24, 2012 No Comments
Categories : FYI

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an updated list of the top 50 organizations for voluntarily using clean energy from resources such as wind, solar and low-impact hydropower.

Combined, the top 50 organizations are using more than 15 TWh of clean energy annually, thus avoiding carbon pollution equal to that created by the electricity use of more than 1.3 million U.S. homes each year, according to the EPA.

Intel Corp. tops the list as the largest single user of green power, followed by Kohl's Department Stores and Microsoft Corp.

Intel has ranked No. 1 on the list since 2008 and uses more than 2.5 TWh annually, or 88% of the company's nationwide electricity use. Microsoft, which holds the No. 3 spot, and McDonald's USA LLC, which ranks 11th, are new to the list.

The top 20 green power users are as follows:

1. Intel Corp.
2. Kohl's Department Stores
3. Microsoft Corp.
4. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (California and Texas facilities)
5. Whole Foods Market
6. Staples
7. City of Houston, Texas
8. Starbucks
9. City of Austin, Texas
10. Hilton Worldwide
11. McDonald's USA LLC
12. HSBC North America
13. U.S. Department of Energy
14. City of Dallas, Texas
15. Lockheed Martin Corp.
16. Cisco Systems Inc.
17. U.S. Air Force
18. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
19. District of Columbia
20. TD Bank N.A.

For more on the rankings and to view the full top 50, click here.

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