The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the top 25 purchasers of green (solar, wind, geothermal, low-impact hydropower, biomass and biogas) power, together accounting for more than 6 billion kilowatt-hours per year.

With more than 1 billion kilowatt-hours per year, PepsiCo doubles its next closest competitor and tops this year's list. Added to this accomplishment, two of the company's independent bottlers also came in fourth and 13th, signaling a broad corporatewide effort on the part of the beverage heavyweight to establish a sustainable supply chain. The company's three largest bottlers also recently announced plans to buy enough renewable energy certificates to match all electricity needs for their operations.

All organizations on the Top 25 list also are part of the Green Power Partnership, which the EPA launched in 2001 to promote voluntary green power purchases to promote renewable power resources and reduce the environmental impact of conventional electricity. The more than 750 Green Power Partners buy more than 10 billion kWh of green power each year, while the top 25 buyers account for more than 6 billion kWh combined.

Partner Organization -- Green Power (kilowatt - hours / year)

  1. PepsiCo -- 1,105,045,154
  2. Wells Fargo & Company -- 550,000,000
  3. Whole Foods Market -- 509,104,786
  4. The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. -- 457,851,838
  5. U.S. Air Force -- 457,500,000
  6. Johnson & Johnson -- 400,702,978
  7. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- 329,880,513
  8. Kohl's Department Stores -- 201,396,000
  9. Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts -- 196,003,000
  10. Starbucks -- 185,000,000
  11. DuPont Company -- 180,000,000
  12. U.S. Department of Energy -- 157,964,000
  13. PepsiAmericas, Inc. -- 157,062,875
  14. Vail Resorts, Inc. -- 152,000,000
  15. Cisco Systems, Inc. -- 128,204,000
  16. HSBC North America -- 124,544,000
  17. Staples -- 121,800,000
  18. New York University -- 118,616,000
  19. The World Bank Group -- 114,735,000
  20. University of Pennsylvania -- 112,000,000
  21. IBM Corporation -- 110,103,000
  22. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. -- 100,200,000
  23. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -- 90,000,000
  24. NatureWorks LLC -- 89,000,000
  25. Sprint Nextel -- 87,600,000

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