Kohl's Department Stores has purchased enough green power to meet 100% of its purchased electricity use with an annual green power purchase of nearly 1.4 billion kWh.
With this latest purchase of renewable energy, Kohl's increases its ranking to No. 2 overall and among Fortune 500 companies on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) listings of the top green-power purchasers. Kohl's retains its top ranking among retailers.
‘Starting 2010 at 100 percent green power helps reduce our carbon footprint and brings us another step closer to achieving our goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of this year,’ said Ken Bonning, Kohl's executive vice president of store planning and logistics, in a statement. ‘We also continue to make energy management a priority and are pleased that our 400th location recently earned EPA's Energy Star label.’
Kohl's purchases a combination of renewable energy certificates and utility green power products in the areas of solar, wind and biomass generation. Several Kohl's initiatives reflect the use and support of green power, including purchasing 100 mWh of renewable wind power annually from wind projects in Texas, North Dakota and South Dakota.
SOURCE: Kohl's Department Stores