Best Green Power Purchasers

The EPA recently released a list of the companies that purchase the most green power. These companies are truly putting their money where their mouths are and leading the charge when it comes to renewable energies like biogas, biomass, geothermal, hydro, solar, and wind energy. And you can also put your money where your mouth is by supporting companies that support the planet.windpower1 300x138 Best Green Power Purchasers

The Biggest Green Power Purchasers

“Intel, PepsiCo, and Whole Foods Market ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the EPA’s list of top green power purchasers among the Fortune 500. They received the same rankings in the category of 50 U.S. companies that purchase the most green power,” according to the article in Greenbiz.com.

The companies combined purchases equaled 3,318,162,121 kilowatt-hours annual green power usage. Other companies that rated highly on the list included Cisco, Walmart, and Johnson & Johson. The combined green power purchases of the corporations in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership amounts to more than 8 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 805,000 average American homes.

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PepsiCo, Whole Foods and Dell received the first, second and third spots in terms of corporations that get 100 percent of the power they use in the U.S. from renewable resources.

Whole Foods topped the list of retailers that purchase the most renewable energy. Kohl’s Department Stores ranked second and Walmart came in third.

When voting with your dollars, it’s good to know who’s making an effort.

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