Monday, March 06, 2006

Top Ten Green-Power Retail Operations

Companies are recognized by the EPA for their purchase of "Green" generated power to operate the stores. The following is a list of the top ten retail operations and the percentage of green-power they use.

Rankings reflect megawatt-hours and percent of total usage. Green Power Usage:

1. Whole Foods Market, 463,128 100%
2. Starbucks, 150,000, 20%
3. Safeway Inc., 87,000, 2%
4. Staples, 49,457, 10%
5. FedEx Kinko’s, 40,600, 15%
6. HEB Grocery Company/Austin Region Operations, 27,600, 26%
7. Liz Claiborne, Inc./NJ Corporate Headquarters, 25,000, 100%
8. prAna, 16,500, 100%
9. Lowe’s Home Centers in NC, NM, SC, TN, TX, 16,473, 4%
10. Shaw’s Supermarkets in Rhode Island, 2,000, 6%

Combined, these leaders’ purchases amount to almost 878,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) annually, which is equivalent to the power required by more than 82,000 homes every year.


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