Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Heidi Tolliver-Walker17
Top 10 Green Energy Users — Ready for a Shock?
Would it change the way you purchase soft drinks? Yogurt products? Financial services? If you knew that one company used 100% green power to manufacture, market, and sell its products, would it make you more inclined to purchase from it rather than another company? I don’t know about you, but it would me.
Such a list is compiled by the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
But it’s not just wind power. The Green Power Partnership list compiles the list of top purchasers of green energy — period — which includes biomass, solar, and even geothermal, as well as wind.
Let’s take a look at the Top 10 green power users. But before I do, I want to warn you that there is a shocker in here. One of them is a paper company. Yes, the big, bad paper industry is represented among the top 10 users of green power in the country!
Here is a list of the top 10 green energy purchasers, the energy sources they use, and the percentage of their annual energy use that is purchased from green sources.
- PepsiCo (various sources) — 100% power
- Whole Foods (solar, wind) — 105% power
- Dell (biogas, solar, wind) — 158% power
- The Pepsi Bottling Group (various sources) — 100% power
- U.S. EPA (biogas, biomass, geothermal, wind) — 100% power
- Pepsi Americas (various) — 100% power
- Vail Resorts (wind) — 100% power
- The World Bank (wind) — 100% power
- Mowhawk Fine Papers (wind) — 100% power
- The Dannon Company (wind) — 100% power
For a complete listing, check out the Green Power Partners 100% Green Power Purchasers list.
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