Pepsi Tops List Of Green Power Purchasers

by | Jul 31, 2007

The EPA has updated its Top Green Power Purchasers list. The National Top 25 list of Green Power Partners accounts for more than 6 billion kilowatt-hours per year of green power purchasing, more than 60 percent of the total kWh in the Green Power Partnership.

EPA’s National Top 25 list ranks Pepsi in first place and two of Pepsi’s three independent bottlers at fourth and 13th. In April, Pepsi announced the largest-ever corporate REC purchase, matching the purchased electricity used by all PepsiCo US-based manufacturing facilities, headquarters, distribution centers and regional offices.

The total aggregate purchase of the three independent Pepsi bottlers is nearly 629 million kWh per year.  Two of the three bottlers rank on EPA’s National Top 25 list, and all three found placement on EPA’s 100 percent Green Power Purchaser list, while one bottler also ranks among the more than 45 Fortune 500 corporations participating in EPA’s Fortune 500 challenge. 

Kohl’s Department Stores increased its green power purchases to raise its ranking to eighth nationally. Kohl’s recently announced that it is converting more than 75 percent of its department stores in California to solar power. Mohawk Fine Papers places on the list at 22nd. Mohawk recently began offsetting 100 percent of the annual electric power consumption across all its operations in New York and Ohio with the purchase of 100 million kWh of renewable energy certificates.

Here’s the updated list in descending order of purchase size as of July 2007.

(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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