(Washington, D.C.-January 25, 2006) The 2006 Green Power Top 25 list, released
today, includes a diverse set of U.S. companies, organizations and government
institutions that have voluntarily bought the most renewable energy and are part of
the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership. EPA also
announced its Green Power Partners are now purchasing more than 4 million megawatt
hours of renewable energy, an increase of nearly 100 percent since the end of 2004.
The 2006 Top 25 green power purchasers are buying enough energy to power more than
300,000 homes a year, which is also comparable to removing the emissions of nearly
400,000 cars from the road annually. More than half of the Top 25 EPA green power
purchasers are comprised of U.S. corporations, a number that continues to increase
"EPA's partners continue to meet President Bush's call to diversify our nation's
energy supply by promoting alternative and renewable energy sources," said EPA
Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "These leaders in environmental stewardship are
making the voluntary decisions to switch to green power - helping to decrease our
nation's overall dependence on foreign sources of power."
The U.S. Air Force once again leads the green power Top 25 list, purchasing more
than 1 million MWh annually for Air Force bases across the country. The Air Force
has held the No. 1 spot since the Top 25 list started in September 2004. Whole Foods
Market surpassed both Safeway, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson to lead all corporate
purchasers after increasing their purchase to more than 450 thousand MWh annually of
renewable energy. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy follow the U.S. Air Force in
purchase size for government institutions in the Top 25.
Green power is electricity generated from environmentally-preferable renewable
resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact biomass and hydro
resources. Green power accounts for nearly two percent of America's electricity
supply, but voluntary purchasing of renewable energy is accelerating renewable
The complete list of Top 25 EPA Green Power Partners is as follows, listed in order
of purchase size:
1. U.S. Air Force
2. Whole Foods Market
3. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
4. Johnson & Johnson
5. U.S Department of Energy
7. The World Bank
8. Safeway, Inc.
9. U.S. General Services Administration (Region 2)
10. HSBC North America
11. City of Sand Diego, Calif.
12. New Jersey Consolidated Energy Savings Program
13. Advanced Micro Devices/Austin, Texas Facilities
14. WhiteWave Foods
16. Austin (Texas) Independent School District
17. Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
18. The Tower Companies
19. FedEx Kinko's
20. U.S. Amry/Fort Carson
21. University of Pennsylvania
22. Montgomery County, Md.
23. Hyatt Regency/Reunion & DFW Airport Hotels
24. Western Washington University
25. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary EPA program that seeks to increase the
use of green power among leading U.S. organizations. Partners in the program switch
to green power for a portion of their electricity needs in return for EPA technical
assistance and recognition. The Green Power Partnership currently has more than 600
Partners, including Fortune 500 companies, states, federal agencies, trade
associations and universities.
EPA updates the list of green power purchasers quarterly. For more information on
green power, visit: http://www.epa.gov/greenpower [ http://www.epa.gov/greenpower ]
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