Intel Corporation tops the list of renewable energy users by buying or generating 2,502,052,000 kWh per year. Kohl’s Department Stores is second in total volume, with an annual usage of 1,524,656,000 kWh, but it meets 100% of its electricity needs from these sources. Intel is at 88%.
Other companies in the top ten in terms of volume, according to the Environmental Protection Agency are as follows:
- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (California and Texas)
- Whole Foods Market
- Johnson & Johnson
- Lockheed Martin Corp
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- BNY Mellon
The firms participate in the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that supports the procurement of green power by offering expert advice, technical support, tools and resources.
Green power is electricity produced from a subset of renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Buying green power is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve an organization’s environmental performance.