Awareness about the energy efficiency, eco-friendly environment, green buildings and renewable resources are widely spreading in US. Many corporate companies, educational institutions, municipalities, government agencies are making themselves to make use of renewable resources. Some of the ways to contribute to the environment are generating the power on our own efforts, buying power from the nearby energy producers and buying offset credits to counterbalance the amount of conventional energy used by an organization. US Environmental protection Agency publishes a quarterly list of top 25 American users of green power. Top 10 green energy users of that list are listed below.

 Intel

intelIntel occupies the first and foremost place in that list. Intel uses 1,301 million green KWh, which is 46% of the total energy consumed. Proudly Intel consumes most of the country’s renewable resources. They are telling that the reason for their abundant consumption is not only to stay ahead always but also to encourage the producers for sustainable energy. This indirectly reduces the cost of the renewable resources. The computer chipmakers make use of the eco-sound electricity, which allows the greener energy to enter into the grid, even though the Intel cannot isolate it for use directly. Will Swope, the vice president of Intel corporation said that even during the economic crisis, the companies using the renewable resources have done better comparing to others who don’t..

PepsiCo

pepsicoPepsiCo placed itself in the second place. PepsiCo is a multi-industry company, which is totally different from the pepsi bottling group. It consumes 1,145 million green KWh, 100 percent of the total power used. In 2007, PepsiCo familiarity echoed tremendously when its headquarters went green with its power buys. PepsiCo drinks $39 billion through the products from Aquafina to Quaker oats. It turned the sustainable resource brokers to buy more offset credits.

Kohl’s Department stores

KohlsKohl’s Department stores maintained third place, intakes 601 million green KWh, which is 50 percent of the total power consumed. Kohl department is already a biggest solar host in US. To make the corporate rooftops to absorb the sunrays, this company made partnered ship with Sun-Edison, Which owns and maintains the solar panels and also sells the electricity to the kohl’s department stores. Their largest setup is the roof of the distribution center in San Bernardino, California, where 6,208 panels can crank out a full megawatt of power.

Dell

dellDell, a multinational technology corporation, which manufactures personal computers and other computer related products grabbed fourth place in that list. Dell made use of 554 million green KWh, 15 percent of total power used. Dell headquarters bought massive energy credits, increased energy efficiency and minimized the carbon emission. Thus, by August 2008, Dell headquarters was declared as “carbon neutral”. Dell reported $3 million and to compensate the overseas operations, it buys more US offset credits than what it actually needs.

Whole Foods Market

whole-foodWhole Foods Market in Austin, a retail food grocer utilizes 527 million green KWh, which is 100 percent of the power used totally and positioned in the fifth place of that list. From December 2005, this Whole foods market has entirely compensate power consumption in all its stores all around the country. At that time, they were the biggest sustainable energy purchaser in North America.

Pepsi Bottling Group

Pepsi RussiaPepsi Bottling Group, largest bottlers located itself at the sixth place in the list and exercised 470 million green KWh, 100 percent of the total power used. This group sells more than 1.7 billion cases of drinks for a year and offsets all the power through credits.

 

Johnson & Johnson

johnJohnson & Johnson, a global American parametrical and consumer packed product manufacturers earned seventh place and used 435 million green KWh, 38 percent of the total power consumed. It started energy conservation program in 1990. It produces power from landfill gas and solar panels, purchases both wind and hydro power directly and purchases offset credits for bio mass and wind power.

U.S. Air force

usairforceU.S. Air force earned eighth place in the list and it consumes 426 million green KWh, which is 5 percent of the power consumed. The air force’s program includes the concept of renewable resources stated with Edward Air Force Base in California 10 years ago. Wind turbines at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming can cover a rang of about 3.3 megawatts of power and at Nellis Air force Base solar panels produce 30 million KWh per year, which the air force asserts is the largest solar energy installation in the western hemisphere.

Cisco systems

ciscoCisco systems locate itself in 9th place, which uses 401 million green KWh, 46 percent of the total energy used. Half of the operations of the Cisco are carried out with the help of the renewable energy. As a result of this, Cisco reduces the carbon emission equal to that of more than 31 million gallons of burned gasoline. This is just equal to the removal of   3, 35,000 car trips between New York and Los Angeles.

City of Houston

cityCity of Houston occupied tenth place in the list and intakes 350 million green KWh, which is 27 percent of the total power consumed. Now the city is running with 27 percent fixed-rate wind power. Although that is less than the one third of its total demand, Houston’s sizable purchase makes it the largest city or state buyers nationwide.

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