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Large Purchasers of Green Power

Lockheed Martin

September 2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership recently recognized Lockheed Martin, a global advanced technology security company, for its purchase of 98 million kilowatt-hours of green power, which represents 5 percent of its estimated electricity usage, making Lockheed Martin the 34th largest green power purchaser in the nation. A portion of the corporation's green power purchase consists of renewable energy certificates (RECs) purchased from 3Degrees Inc. and Sterling Planet, but the company also purchases bundled green energy from utilities serving regions in which its operations are located.

In addition, Lockheed Martin has a goal to reduce energy use by 25 percent by 2012 and was awarded a "Sustainable Communities Champion" award by San Diego Gas & Electric for its new campus at Scripps Ranch in San Diego.

News Release - Lockheed Martin Opens New "Green" Facility In San Diego

News Release - EPA Recognizes Lockheed Martin As A Top Green Power Purchaser

Contact: Gail Rymer, 301-535-9500

August 2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Power Partnership has released its latest list of top green power purchasers nationally. Retaining their places among the top five are, in order: Intel Corporation, PepsiCo, Whole Foods Market, Kohl’s Department Stores, and Dell Inc.

In addition, there were a number of newcomers to the Top 50 list this quarter including: Deutsche Bank AG (24th), Lockheed Martin Corporation (35th), The Bank of New York Mellon (37th), Herman Miller Inc. (46th), City of San Diego, CA (49th) and Citi (50th). Collectively, the top 50 largest purchases amount to more than 12.3 billion kWh annually, or more than 70 percent of the green power commitments made by all EPA Green Power Partners.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,100 partner organizations that voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Overall, the partners buy more than 16 billion kWh of green power annually.

News Article - Intel, PepsiCo, Whole Foods Top EPA Lists of Green Power Purchasers

Additional Information - EPA List of Fortune 500 Green Power Purchasers

Dave Ryan, 202-564-7827
Skip Anderson, 202-564-9551

October 2003 - The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced that defense and aerospace contractor Lockheed Martin plans to purchase enough green power to meet 10% of the annual electricity needs of its Palo Alto facilities through the utility's PaloAltoGreen program. The purchase will amount to 1.8 million kWh of renewable energy annually.

Separately, the utility announced that since unveiling its new program at the beginning of June, nearly 4% of its customers have subscribed to purchase green power and the city has set a goal of achieving a 10% customer participation rate within the next year. Under the program, which is Green-e certified, customers can purchase power generated from wind and solar resources at an additional cost of 1.5¢/kWh.

News Release - Lockheed Martin Commits to Landmark Large-Scale Renewable Power Purchase from the City of Palo Alto Utilities

News Release - City of Palo Alto Utilities Sets Goal for PaloAltoGreen to Become the #1 Renewable Energy Program in the Country

News Release - PaloAltoGreen Earns Important Renewable Energy Industry Certification

News Article - Green-energy program draws Lockheed Martin - No longer online

CPAU Contact: Linda Clerkson (650) 329-2656


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