Top 20 Organizations Make, Use 736 M kWh of Green Power
Combined, the top 20 Green Power Partnership members are generating and consuming more than 736 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of on-site green power annually, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
This is equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to power more than 61,000 American homes each year.
"These companies are leading a nationwide move to the clean energy economy, one that can create million of jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and protect against global climate change," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Our Green Power Partnership leaders are setting the standard for our clean energy future."
The top five partners from the list of 20, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, City of San Diego, San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant (Calif.), and CalPortland, consumed and generated the greatest amount of on-site green power. By using more than 535 million kWh of on-site green power, these partners prevented carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to the emissions from more than 70,000 passenger vehicles per year.
EPA is also updating its other top partner lists, including its National Top 50 Purchasers list. Intel Corporation, PepsiCo, Whole Foods Market, Kohl's Department Stores, and Dell Inc. continue to rank in the top five overall of green power purchasers.
For more information about the top 20 on-site users of green power, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/top20onsite.htm.