The growth of crops for biofuels is detrimental to the environment in some ways, and only adds to the food crisis around the world, a report released this morning suggests.
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The EPA says Intel has achieved the largest green power purchase to date in the partnership, the equivalent to avoiding (CO2) emissions from the electricity use of more than 218,000 average American homes.
Cisco Systems comes in at No 11 on the Green Power Partnership list, while Sony is at 27. Meanwhile, Motorola, Inc is at 30, while Dell Inc is at 35. Sprint Nextel comes in at 45 on the list.
The top 50 green energy purchasers:
Sony Corporation of America nearly doubled its green power purchase, according to the report. Collectively, the top 50 partner organisations are using more than 13.5bn kWh of green power annually, equivalent to the CO2 produced from the electricity use of more than 1.1m average American homes, says the EPA.
EPA’s Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,300 partner organisations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use.