Intel, Kohl's top EPA list of green power users

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its list of the top 50 partner organizations using the most renewable electricity. (See a complete list from EPA.)

EPA's Green Power Partnership's largest single purchaser of green power, Intel Corp., increased its commitment by nearly doubling its annual green power usage to more than 2.5 billion kWh. EPA said this is the largest green power purchase to date in the partnership.

Kohl's, second on the national top 50 list, joined Intel as the only two partners using more than 1 billion kWh of green power. Kohl's increased its green power purchase to more than 1.4 billion kWh of green power annually. Staples more than doubled its green power commitment and Sony Corp. of America nearly doubled its green power purchase.

Best Buy, Suffolk County, N.Y., and Drexel University made first-time appearances on the national top 50 list, EPA said. Collectively, the 50 organizations are using more than 13.5 billion kWh of green power annually.

EPA said its Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,300 partner organizations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Overall, partners are using more than 19.2 billion kWh of green power annually. 

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