Top 5 Green Energy Companies From 2008

January 10th, 2010 | by ADMIN |

Thousands of organizations and businesses are going the extra mile and spending the extra dollar to buy utility-scale energy from renewable resources. So much so that the United States E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) compiles a quarterly list of the top green power companies from their green power Partnership program which came out in July 2008.

Some businesses take diminutive steps towards a green campaign, but these companies are proving their allegiance to a greener environment by voluntarily spending millions of dollars on clean energy.

  1. Intel purchased 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January 2008. This compensates for 47 percent of the companies overall energy use.
  2. PepsiCo purchased 1.1 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2007, the equivalent of powering 90,000 homes for an entire year. This accounts for 100 percent of their annual energy use. PepsiCo was named Green Power Partner of the Year in 2007 by the E.P.A.
  3. U.S. Air Force has already purchasd 9 million kilowatt hours of electricity this year as of July 2008. They have invested in a number of biogas, biomass, geothermal, solar and wind energy providers.
  4. Wells Fargo has purchased 5.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity from wind energy providers thus far in 2008. They are also a Green Power Partner of the Year in 2007. More than green energy, Wells Fargo has made a number of other commitments to their green campaign including LEED certifying their buildings and offering online account statements.
  5. Whole Foods Market, the past two years has purchased enough green energy to compensate for 100 percent of their energy use, totalling to over 5 million kilowatt hours annually. The company is also investing in multiple other efforts to reduce their carbon footprint on the environment.

Other organizations ranking high on the E.P.A.’s list are Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson and the University of Pennsylvania.

Nick Tart

  1. 3 Responses to “Top 5 Green Energy Companies From 2008”

  2. By dlk on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Absolutely. And how many eons is this going to take, pray tell me??? We need both a short term and long term energy policy. Pelosi and her marxism buddies are just going for the long term. Heaven help this country and its citizens in the meantime.
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  3. By delphi on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Of course. Remember it’s all about profit. So do your research before getting sucked into anything.
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  4. By Ghost of Tom Joad on Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    Can you tell what is wrong with energy independence aside from the fact that there are people lobbying for it?

    What is your solution, keep burning oil until we run out and our economy collapses because of it?

    And if we want a short term solution, it would be to regulate the speculation on oil futures which is driving up the cost of oil past the issues of supply and demand.

    If we get rid of all regulations on drilling, we might save 20 cents on gas per gallon 10 years down the line, so it is neither a short term or a long term solution to the problem, just a feel good measure to make it seem like congress is really doing something when it’s not.
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