23 Apr '12, 9pm

Intel Holds #1 Position for Corporate Renewable Energy Consumption

Intel ranks first in the nation for using renewable energy, holding onto its position since 2008 . In 2011, Intel consumed 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy - 88% of its electricity use - up from 1.4 billion kWh the previous year. The company gets renewables from biomass, geothermal, small-hydro, solar and wind by buying certificates and from on-site generation. Intel is followed by Kohl's Department Stores and Microsoft Corporation. Combined, the Top 50 EPA Green Power Partners use more than 15 billion kWh of clean energy a year, preventing carbon emissions equal to produced by 1.3 million American homes. Kohl's runs on 100% renewable energy (solar and wind), but still uses less than Intel at 1.5 kWh, because it's a smaller company. Kohl's leads the retail industry in renewable energy use and buys certificates as well as generating on-site. All new stores a...

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