Intel tops list for green energy

Intel bought more green energy than any other company in 2010, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The Green Power Partnership list revealed high ratings for many technology firms, with Intel taking the throne at top position. Cisco came in at number 11, Sony was at 27, Motorola at 30, Dell at 35 and Sprint Nextel at 45.

In the process Intel cut down on its CO2 emissions to such a large degree that they would have previously been the same as 218,000 US homes. The company’s green energy now accounts for 88 percent of its total energy.

Sony doubled its green power in 2010, while the entire amount of green power generated by the top 50 companies is 13.5 billion kWh, or the same amount of electricity that would be used by 1.1 million US homes.

The Green Power Partnership includes over 1,300 organisations committed to lowering their carbon footprint and protecting the environment.

The full list is as follows:

1. Intel Corporation

2. Kohl’s Department Stores

3. Whole Foods Market

4. Starbucks

5. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

6. City of Houston, TX7. Johnson & Johnson

8. Staples9. City of Dallas, TX

10. HSBC North America

11. Cisco Systems, Inc.

12. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. / California and Texas Facilities

13. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

14. District of Columbia

15. U.S. Air Force

16. TD Bank, N.A.

17. BNY Mellon

18. City of Chicago, IL

19. University of Pennsylvania

20. BD

21. U.S. Department of Energy

22. Kimberly-Clark Corporation

23. State of Illinois

24. Deutsche Bank

25. Pearson, Inc.26. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

27. Sony Corporation of America

28. Bloomberg LP

29. Montgomery County Clean Energy Buyers Group

30. Motorola, Inc.

31. Best Buy

32. Suffolk County, NY

33. Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.

34. The World Bank Group

35. Dell Inc.

36. Lowe’s

37. Chicago Public Schools

38. State of Connecticut

39. Hilton Worldwide

40. The Dannon Company, Inc.

41. Lockheed Martin Corporation

42. Safeway Inc.

43. State of Wisconsin

44. Harris Bank

45. Sprint Nextel

46. Carnegie Mellon University

47. ING

48. Drexel University

49. Pennsylvania State University

50. Port of Portland