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News item: EPA National Top Renewable Energy Users

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Optimism: 4 Categories: Economic/Financial, Renewable Energy Sources, Sustainable Living

As of March 18, 2013

National Top 50 Renewable Energy Users

The Green Power Partnership works with a wide variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500® companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of colleges and universities. The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the annual green power use of leading Green Power Partners within the United States and across individual industry sectors.

Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Usage amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA Partnership requirements using any combination of three different product options: (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.

Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule. Find out how your organization can partner with EPA today! To view a top partner list, select from the chart below:

National Top 50   100% Green Power Users
Top 20 Retail   Fortune 500® Partners
Top 10 Federal Government   Top 20 Local Government
Top 20 College & University   Top 20 Tech & Telecom
Top 20 On-site Generation   Top 20 K-12 Schools
Long-term Contracts    
Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Organization Type Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner) Green Power Resources
1. Intel Corporation
3,100,850,000 100% Technology & Telecom Sterling Planet°, PNM, On-site Generation Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
2. Microsoft Corporation
1,935,637,485 80% Technology & Telecom Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
3. Kohl's Department Stores
1,536,529,000 105% Retail Nexant°, Sterling Planet°, Renewable Choice Energy°, 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Solar
4. Whole Foods Market
800,257,623 107% Retail 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
5. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
751,431,792 4% Retail Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Duke Energy, On-site Generation, Green Power EMC°, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Biogas, Solar, Wind
6. U.S. Department of Energy
698,489,099 14% Govt. (Federal) Various, On-site Generation Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
7. Staples
636,078,882 101% Retail Renewable Choice Energy°, 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power°, On-site Generation, Tennessee Valley Authority°, Portland General Electric, Florida Power & Light° Biogas, Solar, Wind
8. Starbucks Company-Owned Stores
592,462,522 70% Restaurants & Cafes 3Degrees°, Nexant° Wind
9. Lockheed Martin Corporation
546,399,457 30% Industrial Goods & Srvcs. Sterling Planet°, Renewable Choice Energy°, TXU Energy°, GDF Suez Energy Resources NA°, Constellation°, 3Degrees°, National Wind°, Champion Energy Services, Hess Energy Marketing°, City of Palo Alto Utilities°, Noble Americas Energy Solutions° Biogas, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
10. Apple Inc.
537,393,667 85% Technology & Telecom 3 Phases Renewables°, TerraPass/NC GreenPower°, Constellation, On-site Generation, Austin Energy°, Sacramento Municipal Utility District°, Iberdrola Renewables°, Pacific Power°, NV Energy, Central Electric Cooperative, Silicon Valley Power° Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
11. District of Columbia
534,084,977 100% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Washington Gas Energy Services° Wind
12. Cisco Systems, Inc.
459,005,742 44% Technology & Telecom Sterling Planet°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Austin Energy°, Ameren Missouri°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
13. City of Houston, TX
438,000,000 35% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Reliant Energy Wind
14. City of Austin, TX
374,086,079 100% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Austin Energy° Wind
15. BD
317,276,000 60% Health Care Renewable Choice Energy°, NextEra Energy Resources°, 3Degrees°, Rocky Mountain Power°, Bloom Energy°, On-site Generation, Noble Americas Energy Solutions° Solar, Wind
16. Hilton Worldwide
315,000,000 94% Hotels & Lodging Renewable Choice Energy° Small-hydro, Wind
17. McDonald's USA LLC
309,185,000 30% Restaurants & Cafes 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet° Wind
18. City of Dallas, TX
295,883,744 40% Govt. (Local, Municipal) TXU Energy Wind
19. U.S. Air Force
282,576,242 4% Govt. (Federal) J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Georgia Power, Champion Energy Services, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, CHELCO, Alliant Energy, City Water, Light & Power, Nodak Electric Cooperative, Colorado Springs Utilities, Hess Energy Marketing, Rocky Mountain Generation Cooperative, NSTAR°, Louisville Gas & Electric Company, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Xcel Energy Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
20. TD Bank, N.A.
261,827,000 100% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
21. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
261,056,565 101% Govt. (Federal) Luminant, Nexant°, 3Degrees°, Xcel Energy°, Pacific Power°, On-site Generation, Minnesota Power Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
22. BNY Mellon
227,151,524 69% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources°, Constellation°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
23. Dell Inc.
217,789,000 48% Technology & Telecom GDF Suez Energy Resources NA°, TXU Energy°, Austin Energy°, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, On-site Generation Biogas, Solar, Wind
24. Bloomberg LP
208,262,000 84% Media & Publishing Element Markets°, Hess Energy Marketing° Biogas, Biomass, Wind
25. University of Pennsylvania
200,194,600 48% Education (Higher) Community Energy°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
26. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
200,000,000 6% Govt. (Federal) Renewable Choice Energy Biogas
27. Sprint
176,004,981 5% Technology & Telecom 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
28. State Street Corporation
175,406,000 97% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Element Markets° Biomass, Solar, Wind
29. State of Illinois
171,547,000 33% Govt. (State) Integrys Energy°, City Water, Light & Power° Wind
30. Deutsche Bank
170,000,000 121% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. Sterling Planet° Wind
31. Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
156,635,739 100% Recreation Sterling Planet° Wind
32. State of Wisconsin
155,806,657 16% Govt. (State) Wisconsin Public Service, Madison Gas & Electric, Wisconsin Public Power Inc., We Energies° Biogas, Solar, Wind
33. Washington Real Estate Investment Trust
155,754,907 100% Real Estate 3Degrees° Wind
34. University of Oklahoma
153,878,040 85% Education (Higher) Oklahoma Gas & Electric Wind
35. Best Buy
151,306,000 12% Retail 3Degrees° Small-hydro, Wind
36. Ahold USA
149,853,582 7% Retail 3Degrees°, On-site Generation Solar
37. Pearson, Inc.
142,250,000 100% Consulting Srvcs. Renewable Choice Energy° Various
38. The Ohio State University
141,000,000 24% Education (Higher) Blue Creek Wind Farm LLC Wind
39. Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group
136,247,000 26% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Renewable Choice Energy° Wind
40. HSBC North America
135,000,000 96% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. NextEra Energy Resources° Wind
41. City of Philadelphia, PA
127,300,000 18% Govt. (Local, Municipal) PPL EnergyPlus°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
42. Suffolk County, NY
123,000,000 90% Govt. (Local, Municipal) 3Degrees° Wind
43. Safeway Inc.
120,187,000 3% Retail Greenlight Energy°, On-site Generation, 3Degrees° Biogas, Solar, Wind
44. Carnegie Mellon University
116,015,000 100% Education (Higher) Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation Solar, Wind
45. Georgetown University
113,751,000 109% Education (Higher) Hess Energy Marketing° Various
46. The World Bank Group
113,700,000 107% Non-Profit (NGO) Nexant° Wind
47. Appleton Coated LLC
111,425,000 45% Ag. & Nat. Resources OneEnergy Renewables°, Constellation° Wind
48. Oklahoma State University
110,000,000 67% Education (Higher) Oklahoma Gas & Electric Wind
49. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.
109,000,000 101% Ag. & Nat. Resources 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Community Energy° Wind
50. Chicago Public Schools
107,709,620 20% Education (K-12) Element Markets°, On-site Generation Solar

*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.

°Indicates Provider is selling Partner a third-party certified green power product. For more information on third-party certification, visit

Current and past Top Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:

April 2013 list (PDF) (6 pp., 227K, About PDF)
January 2013 list (PDF) (9 pp., 342K)
2012 lists (PDF) (22 pp., 359K)
2011 lists (PDF) (23 pp., 175K)
2010 lists (PDF) (16 pp, 1.2M)
2009 lists (PDF) (16 pp, 1.2M)
2008 lists (PDF) (10 pp, 209K)
2007 lists (PDF) (12 pp, 397K)
2006 lists (PDF) (10 pp, 511K)
2005 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 226K)
2004 lists (PDF) (2 pp, 151K)

See original news item: US Environmental Protection Agency, Mar-18-2013  
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