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EPA Releases List of Top 50 Green-Powered Organizations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released an updated list of the Top 50 Green Power Partnership organizations voluntarily using renewable electricity from resources such as solar, wind, and low-impact hydropower. Intel Corporation tops the list as the largest single user of green power, followed by Kohl's Department Stores, and Microsoft Corporation. Intel, which has ranked number one on the list since 2008, uses more than 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, or 88% of the company's total nationwide electricity use. Microsoft and McDonald’s USA LLC, which ranks eleventh, are new to the list.
Combined, the Top 50 partners are using more than 15 billion kWh of green power annually. By using green power, these organizations are avoiding carbon pollution equal to that created by the electricity use of more than 1.3 million American homes each year.
EPA's Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,300 partner organizations, over half of which are small businesses and nonprofit organizations, to voluntarily use green power. Green power resources produce electricity with an environmental profile superior to conventional power technologies. See the EPA press release and rankings.