US Companies' Green Power Buys Increase in 2008, Continue Trend

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The recession may be playing havoc with new wind farm and large solar power plant financing at the moment, but let’s not allow that to obscure the progress made in the first three quarters of 2008 and the steps some companies have made to green their electrity use. Towards that end, Climate Biz is reporting that purchases of green power by US companies are on the rise:Intel, PepsiCo Lead the Way
Intel and PepsiCo topped the list of Green-E Certified renewable energy, with Intel’s purchase of 1.3 million MWh of green power being the largest single such purchase to date.

The National Renewable Energy Lab reports that in 2007 (the last year for which data is available) green power purchases rose 50% from the 2006, while renewable energy certificate purchases rose 55% for the same period.

In terms of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership program the top 10 organizations making green power purchases are: Intel, PepsiCo, Dell, Whole Foods, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Johnson & Johnson, US Air Force, Cisco Systems, City of Houston, City of Dallas.

via: ClimateBiz, Triple Pundit
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