Intel is the top buyer of green energy in the US

3 Feb 2011

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:

  1. Intel Corporation
  2. Kohl’s Department Stores
  3. Whole Foods Market
  4. Starbucks
  5. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  6. City of Houston, TX
  7. Johnson & Johnson
  8. Staples
  9. City of Dallas, TX
  10. HSBC North America
  11. Cisco Systems, Inc.
  12. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. / California and Texas Facilities
  13. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  14. District of Columbia
  15. U.S. Air Force
  16. TD Bank, N.A.
  17. BNY Mellon
  18. City of Chicago, IL
  19. University of Pennsylvania
  20. BD
  21. U.S. Department of Energy
  22. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  23. State of Illinois
  24. Deutsche Bank
  25. Pearson, Inc.
  26. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  27. Sony Corporation of America
  28. Bloomberg LP
  29. Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group
  30. Motorola, Inc.
  31. Best Buy
  32. Suffolk County, NY
  33. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.
  34. The World Bank Group
  35. Dell Inc.
  36. Lowe’s
  37. Chicago Public Schools
  38. State of Connecticut
  39. Hilton Worldwide
  40. The Dannon Company, Inc.
  41. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  42. Safeway Inc.
  43. State of Wisconsin
  44. Harris Bank
  45. Sprint Nextel
  46. Carnegie Mellon University
  47. ING
  48. Drexel University
  49. Pennsylvania State University
  50. Port of Portland

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.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic