Intel Tops EPA’s List of Clean Energy Companies in the US, Microsoft Jumps to Second

By: | February 12th, 2014

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The EPA updates its rankings quarterly and bases its findings by kilowatt-hours instead of calendar years. Image courtesy www.thefutureofthings.com

Intel is now the largest user of clean energy in the US, according to new stats from the EPA, which say that the company uses 3.1 billion kWh of clean energy from multiple sources. Amounting to 100% of electricity use, all of Intel’s operations are now powered by renewable sources, including biogas, biomass, small-hydro, solar and wind power.

Microsoft comes in second on the list of 100 companies, bodies and groups that were examined. Some notable positions include The US Department of Energy, which landed seventh on the list and Lockheed Martin at 14.

The EPA has recognized Intel before for its green energy initiatives with awards like a Sustained Excellence in Green Power nod last year.

The current top 10 list as of January 2014 is:

  1. Intel
  2. Microsoft
  3. Kohl’s Department Stores
  4. Whole Foods Market
  5. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  6. Google, Inc.
  7. U.S. Department of Energy
  8. Staples
  9. City of Houston, TX
  10. Starbucks Company-Owned Stores

See the complete list on the EPA website.

Jonathan Keane

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