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10/22/2010 10:53 AM     print story email story  

Kohl's, Motorola, Whole Foods Among EPA Top Green Power Partners

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partners of the Year are Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), TD Bank (NYSE: TD) and Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI).

The Agency this week honored 18 U.S. companies and institutions for their use of green power.

The 18 companies and institutions are using more than 5 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, equivalent to the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 700,000 vehicles.

"By using green power, these winners are leading the way toward cleaner air and a healthier environment while helping advance the market for renewable energy,” said Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.

Awards were announced in four categories at the Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Portland, Ore.

In a new category this year, the Green Power Communities of the Year are Park City, Utah and Corvallis, Ore.

Winners in Green Power Purchasing and On-site Generation include: Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), the City of San Francisco, and Carnegie Mellon University. 

The full list of award winners is available a the link below.

EPA, through the Green Power Partnership, works with nearly 1,300 partner organizations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Green power is electricity generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact hydro which produces no net increase of greenhouse gas emissions.

Website: www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/winners.htm



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