EPA Recognizes Green Power Leaders

February 15, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) completed its quarterly Green Power Partnership rankings, which recognizes leading organizations for their green power efforts. Wal-Mart moved up in rankings from 15th to 3rd in overall green power usage, behind Intel and Kohl's, who retained their top two rankings. Wal-Mart increased its green power usage from about 263 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) as of October 5, 2011 to more than 872 million kWh as of January 5, 2012. The Green Power Partnership rankings only include Wal-Mart's California and Texas facilities.

Sprint also moved up the Green Power Partner rankings, from 20th place to 13th place on the Fortune 500 Partners List, and up from 45th place to 26th place on the National Top 50 Partners List. Sprint increased its green power usage from about 107 million kWh as of October 5, 2011 to 176 million kWh as of January 5, 2012. Supermarket retailer Ahold USA made the Green Power Partnership rankings for the first time, with more than 149 million kWh of annual green power usage.

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