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by Megan Brown on 05/06/2009
EPA shares which businesses made its top 50 list of green power purchasers.
The EPA recently announced its top green power purchasers. This group of organizations has pledged to invest in renewable energy through on-site installation, utility programs and renewable energy credit (REC) purchases. Green power is defined by electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biogas, and low-impact hydropower.
The top 50 purchasers in this program are buying more than 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power annually. What does this equate to? According to the EPA, this helps avoid a similar amount of carbon dioxide as is produced by more than 1.1 million average American homes.
The EPA’s Green Power Partnership encourages companies to buy green power to reduce their environmental impact based on their electricity use and recognizes their investment in renewable energy. The partnership now boasts more than 1,000 companies participating in its voluntary program and collectively its members have committed to buying more than 16 billion kWh of green power.
Renewable Choice works with the EPA and has wide variety of clients that are part of this program and have won Green Power Partnership Leadership Award. We are proud to be working with these and other clients receiving top honors from the EPA:
- Whole Foods Market: No. 5 and Green Power Leadership Award Winner
- State of Pennsylvania: No. 12
- Vail Resorts: No. 25
- Powdr Resorts: Green Power Leadership Award Winner
There are a large number of Renewable Choice clients that are recognized on the EPA’s partner's list, they include: Callaway Gardens, Stratton, Kettle, Jackson Hole Mountain, Performance Bicycle, Brinderson, Lundberg Family Farms, ENSR Corp, Burt’s Bees, McCormick Distilling, Country Life Vitamin, A-Basin, Monroe Litho, Backcountry.com, Talbott, Phipps Conservatory, Bath Junkie, Prudent Pubs, Manayunk Brewery, Mellace Family Brands, Grossman Marketing, Horack Talley, Melaver, FleischmanGarcia, and many more. To check out the list of top 100 purchasers, go to the EPA’s Green Power Partnership website.
The EPA's Green Power Partnership has grown significantly over the years since its launch in 2001. Since 2007 the kWh purchased has grown by more than 50%. This increase shows that voluntary purchases continue to play a significant role in the growth of renewable energy generation. ~ Megan
Megan Brown is the Client Relations Manager for Renewable Choice.