January 2006 - Whole Foods Market, the nation's largest natural and organic foods supermarket, announced that it is purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset 100% of the electricity used in all of its stores. The purchase, totaling 458 million kWh of wind energy annually, makes Whole Foods the leading corporate purchaser of green power in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. Whole Foods also becomes the nation's first Fortune 500 Company to be entirely green-powered. The RECs are being supplied by Renewable Choice Energy (RCE).
News Release - Whole Foods Market Makes Largest Ever Purchase of Wind Energy Credits in United States
News Article - Whole Foods Goes with the Wind
News Article - Whole Foods Commits to Wind Energy
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