Green Power IconWhich big energy users are getting power from green sources. The US Environmental Protection Agency has posted its list of top 100 companies using green energy as part of EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Companies get green power credit from on-site renewable power generation, from green utility products, and from purchased renewable energy offset credits.

The article lists the top companies which use green power, and by far, the largest green power user in Intel, which uses 3.1 billion kilowatt hours of green produced energy. The article also lists the top companies which consume the greatest green power usage of their overall power needs, and 18 companies have purchased and/or produced more green power than they actually use. Companies such as Estee Lauder, Staples, and Kohls are part of this group.

There are 1,335 companies participating in EPA’s program. The complete article is posted in the Wall Street Journal.

About the Author: Lauren Boitel

Lauren Boitel is the Executive Director of ImpactNV, a statewide sustainability NGO convener and coalition builder that drives systemic change around economic, environmental, and social sustainability in the Silver State. Lauren has 12 years of experience as a Sustainability Professional in Southern Nevada and teaches Sustainability & Entrepreneurship for the Lee Business School at UNLV.

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