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Large Purchasers of Green Power

BD Medical

August 2010 - The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership has released its latest list of top green power purchasers. Retaining their places at the top of the list were Intel Corporation, Kohl's Department Stores, Whole Foods Market, City of Houston, and Dell Inc.

There were a number of newcomers to the Top 50 list including: Washington, D.C. (No. 14), TD Bank, N.A. (No. 15), the state of Illinois (No. 23), Pearson, Inc. (No. 27), Chicago Public Schools (No. 35), and Harris N.A. (No. 42). BD (No. 19) and the Port of Portland (No. 49) both rose in the rankings by nearly doubling their green power purchases.

Collectively, the top 50 largest purchases amount to more than 12 billion kWh annually, or approximately 70 percent of the green power commitments made by all EPA Green Power Partners.

EPA's Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,200 partner organizations that voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Overall, the partners buy more than 17 billion kWh of green power annually.

News Release - EPA Announces Nation's Top 50 Green Power Organizations

Contact: Dave Ryan, 202-564-7827 or 202-564-4355

January 2010 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership issued revised lists of its leading green power partners nationally. Kohl's increased its purchase by 160 percent, from 851 million kWh to 1.37 billion kWh, moving from the third-largest purchaser to the second-largest purchaser. Bank of New York Mellon also increased its purchase by 238 percent, from 96 million kWh to 229.5 million kWh, moving from 36th largest purchaser to the 17th largest purchaser.

BD, a global medical technology company, and Carnegie Mellon University both entered the EPA's National Top 50 list, purchasing approximately 101 million kWh and 86.8 million kWh, respectively.

EPA's Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,200 partner organizations that are collectively buying more than 18 billion kWh of green power annually.

News Release - Green Power Usage Edged Higher in 2009 among EPA Partners

Contact: Dave Ryan (news media only) 202-564-7827 or 202-564-4355

March 2009 - BD Medical and Millipore Corp. collectively committed to purchase 47 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually and joined the Green-e Marketplace program, which enables them to display the Green-e logo on product packaging or marketing materials to help customers identify products and services produced using certified renewable energy. The BD Medical facility located in Sandy, Utah purchased 37 million kWh of wind energy from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky Energy program to meet 100% of its energy needs for manufacturing two of its safety-engineered devices. The Millipore Corp. located in Billerica, Massachusetts purchased 10 million kWh from 3Degrees to offset 100% of its electricity use in its facilities in Temecula and Anderson, California, St. Charles, Missouri, and Danvers, Massachusetts.

News Release - BD Ranks 23rd on EPA’s Fortune 500 List of Green Power Purchasers

News Release - Millipore Joins EPA’s Green Power Partnership

News Release - Medical and Life Science Leaders Join Green-e Marketplace With 100% Renewable Energy Purchase


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