Published on September 8th, 2009 | by Heidi Tolliver-Walker17
Top 10 Green Energy Users — Ready for a Shock?
Have you ever been curious about the companies that use the most green power? Or that are 100% powered by wind? Such a list might change the way you think about making purchases, wouldn’t it?
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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