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Whole Foods Renews Commitment to be 100% Wind Powered

September 2009 - Whole Foods Market, the nation's largest natural and organic foods supermarket, announced that it is continuing its commitment to purchase green power equivalent to 100% of the electricity used in its North American locations.

Its purchase of more than 776 million kWh of wind energy certificates annually is the third largest by a corporate purchaser in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership. Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy marketers, is supplying 90% of the renewable energy certificates (RECs) from E.ON Climate & Renewables' recently-completed Panther Creek wind farms in Texas.

The purchase of RECs is part of the Whole Food's comprehensive energy commitment, which also includes plans to more than triple the number of stores with solar panels and to retrofit existing stores with energy-efficient lighting, equipment and mechanical components.

News Release - Whole Foods Market Helps Fund New Wind Farm, Makes Landmark Purchase of Wind Energy Credits

Additional Information - Energy Credits Fund New Wind Farm

Whole Foods Market Contact: Ashley Hawkins, 512-542-0381

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