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Issue 45, November 29, 2016

Partner Spotlight – Walmart

This month’s Spotlight features Walmart. Ragan Dickens, the company’s director of sustainability communications, answered some questions about Walmart’s green power use.

Walmart logoGreen Power Partnership: Partner Spotlight Q&A

Q. What motivated your organization to use green power?

A. Ten years ago, Walmart set forth three ambitious sustainability goals, including the goal to be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy. Our commitment to renewable energy is not only the right choice for the environment, it's also a smart choice for our business. Renewable energy can offer several business benefits including stable, and often reduced, energy costs.

Solar PanelsThe Glendora Sam's Club is part of Walmart's commitment to accelerate and broaden its sustainability efforts through solar power.Q. Tell us about your organization’s green power procurement?

A. With projects in 17 states, as of 2015 we use more than 826 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually in the form of solar, wind, and other renewables. More than half of that green power comes from a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Pattern Energy to procure about 58 percent of the output from Logan's Gap Wind, which is a 200 megawatt (MW) facility in Comanche County, Texas.

Globally, we've installed or are contracted for more than 2 billion kWh annually from more than 470 projects, which makes us more than 30 percent of the way toward our renewable energy goal. At the end of 2015, we were also halfway to our worldwide energy efficiency goal by operating with 10 percent less energy per square foot compared to our 2010 baseline.

We have found that PPAs are a highly effective model to leverage our scale and buying power to accelerate renewables. Under these arrangements, we agree to buy renewable power from an energy provider over a long period of time – often 5, 10, 15+ years. Long-term PPAs have unlocked enormous renewable potential—and have proven to be mutually beneficial for Walmart and the energy provider.

Q. Describe any innovative green power strategies your organization has, or is planning to implement.

A. We're always looking for the next innovation when it comes to green power. For example, we recently embarked on a pilot test of on-site Tesla solar batteries with some of our California stores, and we are evaluating this technology for possible expansion into other markets.

We also want to help make sourcing renewable energy easier for more companies. As many large American companies have begun the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the past five years, they've often found the process complicated and time-consuming. To simplify such negotiations and speed them along, World Wildlife Fund and World Resources Institute created the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles: Increasing Access to Renewable Energy. We are proud to be both a signatory to the Principles and a funder, and aim to engage with other companies who are exploring and implementing renewable energy systems while sharing best practices.

Q. What do you see as the benefits of using green power and what role does it currently play in your organization's broader business and environmental strategy?

Green power sourcing plays a key role in our overall goal to reduce GHG emissions in our operations. Over the period from 2005-2014, Walmart has limited our emissions growth to less than one-third of our business growth rate during the same period. To reduce emissions, we're focused on investing in scalable, renewable energy sources, reducing our energy demand through efficiency, and maximizing the efficiency of our fleet, among other initiatives. Walmart recognizes that addressing emissions across the global supply chain is as significant an issue as addressing them in our own operations. That's why we're engaging directly with suppliers worldwide to create more impact than would be possible on our own. Advancing the use of green power in our own operations allows us to engage and encourage our suppliers to also invest in green power to reduce emissions in their operations and supply chain.  We also participate in organizations such as the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance and RE100 that work to unlock the barriers to clean and renewable energy for corporations in the United States and globally.

Q. Does your organization have a green power or carbon footprint reduction goal? If so, what is it and how do you plan to achieve it?

A. By 2025, we aim to power half of our operations from renewable sources. We'll accomplish this through continued investment in clean energy sources, including solar and wind power.

Walmart is also the first retailer with an emissions-reduction plan approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative, in alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement. Under the recently approved plan, we will use a combination of energy-efficiency measures, together with expanded use of renewable energy, to reduce emissions of our own operations by 18 percent by 2025.

Additionally, we will work with suppliers to reduce emissions by 1 Gigaton by 2030. We recognize that the attainment of this goal will require the collective effort of our suppliers, customers, associates, and stakeholder partners.

Wind Energy StoreThe store in Worcester, Mass. is the first Walmart to install micro turbines in its parking lot.Q. What advice would you give to other organizations interested in using green power, and is there anything you would do differently?

A. To create real systems change in advancing supply chain efficiency – including green power – companies can’t go at it alone. We encourage those interested in pursuing green power use to seek counsel from peers in their industry who are currently using renewable energy, as well as consult respected NGOs, renewable energy leaders, and industry groups for guidelines, including the U.S. EPA and the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Alliance (REBA), Business Renewables Center (BRC), which can provide valuable insight into sourcing approach and strategy. We certainly reach out to our colleagues in the renewable energy space for insight, so we’re happy to be a resource to other organizations.

Q. How do you communicate your green power use to consumers, employees, and other stakeholders?

A. We measure and report on our progress each year through our Global Responsibility Report and CDP Climate Investor response, and we also host an annual Milestone Meeting on sustainability updates for our associates and leadership. We maintain regular communication with key stakeholders, including our suppliers and NGOs, to keep them updated on our progress, as well as foster an ongoing dialogue around continuous improvement. In addition, we report our green power use to GPP annually, which is publicly available on the Partnership's website. We highlight our commitment to using renewables on our Walmart Today blog and through our @WalmartToday Twitter handle to reach consumers with the latest sustainability news.

Q. How has being an EPA Green Power Partner benefited your organization? Why do you think GPP is a good program to join?

A. We're proud to be number three on the Green Power Partnership Top 30 Retail list, representing the largest green power users among retail partners within the Green Power Partnership. We are also very proud to have ranked first for the most installed on-site renewable capacity for the past several years. Belonging to this network of like-minded organizations adds to our credibility as a company that takes the need for green energy use seriously.

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Welcome New Partners

GPP welcomes the following 25 organizations that joined the Green Power Partnership in the third quarter of 2016.

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources: Redmond Minerals (Utah)
  • Consumer Products: L'Oreal USA Inc. (N.Y.), California Baby (Calif.)
  • Education (Higher): Tarrant County College District (Texas), Alamo Colleges' St. Philip's College Southwest Campus (Texas), The New School (N.Y.), Cleveland State University (Ohio)
  • Government (Local, Municipal): City of Sausalito, CA (Calif.), Hartford City Public Library (Ind.)
  • Green Power Community: Lancaster, CA Community (Calif.)
  • Health Care: Bayview Optical (Mich.), BioCentra Diagnostics LLC (Texas), Philips Electronics North America Corporation (Mass.), Zimmer Biomet / Headquarters (Ind.), Apothecary Nashville (Tenn.)
  • Industrial Goods & Services: Philips Lighting North America Corporation (N.J.)
  • Religious: Unitarian Universalist of the Quad Cities (Iowa), Wesley United Methodist Church (Wash.)
  • Restaurants & Cafes: GreenFare LLC (Va.), Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream (Wash.)
  • Retail: Chimera Design LLC (Mich.)
  • Technology & Telecom: Digital Realty (Calif.), vXchnge (Fla.)
  • Wineries & Breweries: McClintock Distilling LLC (Md.), Laughing Sun Brewing Company (N.D.)

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Congratulations to Partners Celebrating Their 10-Year Anniversary with the Green Power Partnership

Thirteen organizations are celebrating 10 years of partnership with GPP in the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • Banking & Financial Services: Citi (N.Y.)
  • Consulting Services: Quantitative Ecological Services (Colo.), Management and Engineering Services, LLC (Colo.)
  • Consumer Products: USANA Health Sciences (Utah)
  • Education (Higher): Bemidji State University (Minn.)
  • Government (Local, Municipal): Whatcom County, WA (Wash.), City of Salem, OR (Ore.), City of Philadelphia, PA (Pa.)
  • Industrial Goods & Services: Primex Plastics Corporation / Reedsburg (Wis.)
  • Real Estate: Cherokee Investment Partners (N.C.)
  • Technology & Telecom: iCIMS (N.J.), SAP America (Pa.), Affordable Internet Services Online (Calif.)

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GPP by the Numbers

On-site solar continues to gain popularity as a green power source. In fact, as of November 2016, on-site solar is the most popular form of self-generation among Green Power Partners.

Out of the nearly 738 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of solar produced on-site annually among all Partners, the retail sector uses approximately 266 million kWh, or 36 percent. The technology and telecommunications sector follows retail, using more than 106 million kWh in on-site solar. The local government sector uses nearly 70 million kWh, followed by state government with more than 54million kWh and higher education with nearly 51 million kWh.

Among all Partners, Walmart uses the most on-site solar, with nearly 181 million kWh, which accounts for 24 percent of all on-site solar used by Green Power Partners. Following Walmart is Apple with more than 94 million kWh, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation with nearly 54 million kWh, Kohl's Department Stores with more than 30 million kWh, and IKEA with nearly 29 million kWh of on-site solar.

Check out GPP's Top 30 On-Site Generation Top List, which includes all forms of on-site generation.

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2017 Climate Leadership Conference Registration and Agenda

Registration is now open for the 2017 Climate Leadership Conference, taking place in Chicago, March 1-3. Now in its sixth year, the 2017 event—which convenes around U.S. EPA's Climate Leadership Awards, and is presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry—will host the nation's sustainability leaders and decision-makers to further accelerate our low-carbon economy.

Best Rates Available Now: Save 20 Percent When You Register by December 18, 2016

Learn more about program content and the schedule of events by viewing the 2017 Agenda and see who is attending. Book your travel. Travel discounts on room nights and airfare are available. Hotel reservations page for the Downtown Chicago Marriott and United Airlines discount code can be found here.

Follow conference updates on Twitter.

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U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) "Revolution...Now" Report, Video, and Electrical Grid Infographic

The DOE recently released the fourth annual report on the state of wind energy, utility-scale solar, distributed generation solar photovoltaic (PV), LED lighting, and electric vehicles. The costs for many clean energy technologies has decreased since 2008, resulting in increased adoption and deployment.

View the video summary and the report:

Additionally, if you are interested in learning more about the electrical grid and how it works, take a look at this DOE infographic:

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New Renewable Energy Project Development Tool Box

EPA's Green Power Partnership has developed a new online resource that features solutions that address economic, policy, and administrative barriers identified by the higher education sector in the deployment of solar energy projects. This toolbox examines six topic areas – including policies and regulations, economic assessments, financing and funding opportunities – that have important implications for developing these on-site solar projects on college and university campuses. Each topic area offers a brief summary of the issue, identifies key resources, and addresses major questions and hurdles key campus sustainability experts have identified as information gaps or obstacles in their development of new solar projects. There is also a comprehensive resource library with content that can be arranged by sector, target user, or by issue area.

GPP developed this new web area under an Interagency Agreement with DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office. Learn more »

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DOE Launches Solar in Your Community Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative has launched the Solar in Your Community Challenge! This $5 million prize competition aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income households; state, local, and tribal governments; and non-profit organizations.

Don't miss these webinars on the topic:

Learn more at:

See the White House Fact Sheet here.

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Past Issues


In the News includes local, regional, and national media coverage not issued by EPA or its Partners.


December 14, 2016
Tucson Local Media, Amphi Celebrates Completion of Massive Solar Project
December 8, 2016
CleanTechnica, 5 Major Businesses Powered by Renewable Energy
November 18, 2016
Big Ten Network, Northwestern and Ohio State are Making More Sustainable Campuses
November 3, 2016
The Cauldron, Cleveland State Recognized by EPA as Green Power Partner
October 24, 2016
Greenbiz, Energy Leaders Advance at REM16, EPA Green Power Partner Awards
October 20, 2016
Recharge News, Apple, GM, Intel Among US EPA 'Green Power' Award Winners
October 19, 2016
North American Wind Power, U.S. EPA Crowns This Year's 'Green Power' Leaders
October 19, 2016
Solar Industry, U.S. EPA Names 2016 Green Power Leaders
October 18, 2016
Waste Dive, EPA Recognizes SC Johnson, GM for Use of 'Green Power' from Landfills
October 18, 2016
Environmental Leader, And the Green Power Leadership Award Goes To…
October 18, 2016
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Maplewood Honored by EPA as Nation's Green Power Community of the Year
September 14, 2016
The Town Courier, Environmental Honor Only Confirms Gaithersburg's Green Rep
September 7, 2016
The Guardian, Turning Trash into Energy Makes Good Business Sense
August 23, 2016
Global Cosmetics News, Global Cosmetics News, US EPA Welcomes L'Oréal into its Green Power Partnership
August 9, 2016
Reading Eagle, Trucking's Getting a Lot Greener
August 3, 2016
The Pocono Record, Northampton Community College Recognized for Energy Efficiency
July 28, 2016
Reliable Plant Magazine, EPA Recognizes GM Plant for Onsite Renewable
July 27, 2016
Houston Chronicle, IKEA Ups its Use of Green Power
May 24, 2016
National Co+op Grocers, Co-ops Among Top Retailers in EPA's Green Power Partnership Rankings
May 9, 2016
Sustainable, SUNY Buffalo Leads Universities on Using Renewable Energy
May 4, 2016
The Packer, EPA Adds Ahold, Wal-Mart to Top 100 Green Power Partnership
May 2, 2016
Hospitality Net, Concord Hospitality Continues to Go Green
May 2, 2016
Triple Pundit, How to Buy a Wind Farm: Lessons in Corporate Green Power
April 29, 2016
The Sentinel, Dickinson College Recognized as Green-Power User
April 27, 2016
Bristol Herald Courier, Emory & Henry Recognized for Green Power
April 27, 2016
Progressive Grocer, Walmart, Ahold USA Among EPA's Top 100 Green Power Users
April 26, 2016
WIVB News, UB on Sustainability: "It's a Constant Quest"
April 26, 2016
Meadville Tribune, EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among NCAC Schools
April 26, 2016
Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon Valley College Recognized as Top Green Power User
April 25, 2016
Buffalo News, UB Ranks First Among Campuses Nationwide for Use of Green Power
April 21, 2016
Printing Impressions, EPA Names Mohawk to its Top 100 List of Green Power Users for 11th Straight Year
April 20, 2016
The Full Pint, Schlafly Beer Now Designates All Packaging With 100% Renewable Energy)
April 7, 2016
Samsung Electronics and Semiconductors, Samsung: Leading the Way Toward Sustainable Innovation
April 5, 2016
Community Idea Stations, University of Richmond Installs State-of-the-Art Solar Panels
March 25, 2016
The Bellingham Herald, Bellingham's Food Co-op Recognized as U.S. Green Power Leader
March 23, 2016
Fortune, How Apple's Solar Strategy Evolved
March 16, 2016
Energy Manager Today, Iron Mountain Incorporates Wind Power
March 8, 2016
The Daily Northwestern, Evanston Listed Among Top Green Power Users by Environmental Protection Agency
February 24, 2016
Electric Choice, 10 Ways the NHL is Becoming One of the Greenest Professional Sports Leagues
February 5, 2016
Grand Rapids Business Journal, Furniture Maker Signs 12-year Agreement for Wind Power
February 4, 2016
Windpower Engineering and Development, Steelcase Invests in Wind Power from Apex Clean Energy
January 27, 2016
The Athens Messenger, EPA Recognizes OU Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
January 27, 2016
North American WindPower, Google And Invenergy Sign 225 MW Wind PPA
January 14, 2016
Energy Manager Today, Salesforce Buys More Wind Power

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December 28, 2015
Mail Tribune, Talent Joins Ranks of Green-power Cities
December 17, 2015
WXPR, Potawatomi Install 1 Megawatts Of Solar Power
December 10, 2015, Maplewood is the Fastest City in Missouri to Achieve the EPA Green Power Community Status
December 8, 2015
North American WindPower, EDPR, Bloomberg Announce N.Y.'s Largest Corporate Wind Energy Buy
December 8, 2015, Ithaca Reduces Gas Emissions with Renewable Energy Credits
November 6, 2015
EPNewswire, State Street Named Top 100 Green Power Purchasers
November 6, 2015
Lansing Star, Tompkins County Achieves National Recognition for Green Power Use
November 5, 2015
The Diamondback, UMD Ranks No. 12 in List of Renewable Energy Users
November 4, 2015
Sonoma West, National Awards Honor Wellness Tea Pioneer as Leading Green Power User
November 2, 2015
Bay View Compass, Outpost Natural Foods Installing Solar Panels in Mequon Store
November 2, 2015
Ithaca Journal, Tompkins' Renewable Energy Use Recognized
October 28, 2015
Dallas Morning News, Dallas Leads Cities in Renewable Energy Use
October 28, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Walmart, Apple Lead On-Site Renewables Challenge
October 27, 2015
The Union Leader, EPA Honors Hypertherm
October 27, 2015
Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production, Local renewables fuel US company needs
October 26, 2015
Dallas Weekly, EPA Names Dallas Top Green Power User Among U.S. Cities
October 26, 2015
McLean Patch, McLean-based Mars Ranks #6 on List of Biggest Green Power Users
October 25, 2015
Arizona Daily Star, TUSD's Solar Power Efforts Recognized
October 23, 2015
WinBeta, EPA awards Microsoft the Green Power Partner of the Year
October 21, 2015
Daily Freeman, EPA Honors Ulster County for Green Power Use
October 21, 2015
ITProPortal, Microsoft handed award for going green
October 21, 2015
The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern Only University to Receive 2015 EPA Award
October 21, 2015
American School & University, Tucson District's Solar Project Singled Out by EPA
October 20, 2015
Biomass Magazine, Biogas, Landfill Gas Users Win EPA Onsite Green Power Awards
October 20, 2015
betanews, Microsoft's green practices garner an award from the EPA
October 20, 2015
The Tribune-Review, Phipps Recognized by EPA for Green Leadership
October 20, 2015
North American WindPower, U.S. EPA Names 2015 Green Power Leaders
October 19, 2015
Progressive Grocer, Ahold USA Snags EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
North by Northwestern, EPA awards Northwestern 2015 Green Power Partner Award
October 19, 2015
E&E News, EPA Honors 25 'Green Power' Leaders
October 19, 2015
gasworld, Hypertherm Wins Environmental Protection Agency's 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
October 8, 2015
Crested Butte News, Last Steep Making Big Moves for the Environment with Wind Power
October 7, 2015
Buffalo Law Journal, Solar Energy Shines for NY Higher Education
September 28, 2015
Fortune, Walmart Doubles Down On Renewable Energy With Wind Deal
September 25, 2015
Triple Pundit, Mars U.S. Operations Now Powered By Wind
August 12, 2015
Tucson Weekly, EPA: TUSD is No. 2 on Top 30 K-12 Schools Generating Green Power
August 11, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Event Center Sources Renewables in Multiple Ways
July 28, 2015
Powdr, Killington's Big Dumps
July 27, 2015
The Daily Freeman, Ulster County Wins National Recognition for Green Energy Use
July 16, 2015
Lake Oswego Review, City Chooses to Run on Clean Wind Power
June 29, 2015
The Hartford Courant, Allied Printing Installs Nearly 4,600 Rooftop Solar Panels
June 23, 2015
Fortune, Why Cisco is Buying Solar Energy
June 18, 2015
The Richmond Standard, EPA Recognizes Richmond for Tapping Marin Clean Energy's Renewable Power
June 6, 2015
The Salt Lake Tribune, University of Utah Recognized for Use of Green Energy
May 30, 2015
GoLocalWorcester News, Worcester Ranked in Top 30 Users of Green Electricity in the U.S
May 28, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal, Downtown Macy's Adding Solar Panels as Part of National Green-energy Push
May 26, 2015, Maplewood Energizes with Green Power Initiatives
May 21, 2015
The Dartmouth, Dartmouth Participates in Green Power Partnership
May 21, 2015
San Jose Mercury News, Intel Catches the Wind with Rooftop Micro-turbine Array
May 14, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Grocer Powers Stores with RECs
May 10, 2015
Arizona Daily Sun, NAU Greens Up Power Usage
May 8, 2015
The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern Moves into Top 5 in EPA Green Power Rankings
May 6, 2015
Edmond Sun, UCO Named EPA Green Power Challenge Champion for Fifth Consecutive Year
April 29, 2015
Oklahoma Daily, OU Wins College and University Green Power Challenge within Big 12
April 28, 2015
Chain Store Age, H&M Makes EPA Green Power Lists
April 27, 2015
Victorville Daily Press, EPA Recognizes VVWRA Among Leading Green-Power Users
April 27, 2015
Norman Transcript, OU Named Big 12 Champion in EPA College Green Power Challenge
April 24, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business, Method's South Side Soapbox: Green is good for business in Chicago
April 23, 2015
Environmental Leader, AMD Slashes GHG Emissions 24%
April 21, 2015
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Metcalfe's Market Uses Composting, Wind Power
April 20, 2015
Albany Business Review, Mohawk Named Top 'Green Power' User by EPA
April 8, 2015
American City & County, Cities are Leading the Way on Green Power
April 8, 2015
Windpower Engineering & Development, Market Grows for Wind Energy as Leading U.S. Brands Lock in Low Prices
April 8, 2015
Monterey County Herald, Santa Clara County Approves Deals for Five Solar Farms
April 7, 2015
Environmental Leader, FedEx CO2 Emissions Drop More Than 20%
April 1, 2015
Rocky Mountain institute, Kaiser Permanente buys 153 MW of wind and solar power: Why and how a major health care provider chose renewable energy
March 19, 2015
The Journal Record, Edmond Designated Green Power Community
March 18, 2015
Windpower Engineering & Development, Walmart Signs PPA with Akuo Energy USA for Texas Wind Project
February 23, 2015
Kids Today, Naturepedic joins EPA Green Power Partnership
February 19, 2015
Penn Current, Penn Tops Green List
February 18, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle, Apple, Google and Now Kaiser Spend on Renewable Power
February 16, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Google Powers Headquarters with Wind
February 16, 2015
Home Furnishings News, Naturepedic Joins EPA Green Power Partnership
February 14, 2015
Furniture World, Organic Mattress Company Naturepedic Joins EPA Green Power Partnership
February 14, 2015
The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn No. 1 in Green Power Usage
February 11, 2015
U.S. News & World Report, Apple Leads Clean Energy Trend With Solar Deal
February 6, 2015
February 6, 2015
Sports Illustrated, NHL becomes first pro sports league named to EPA's 'Green Power' list
February 5, 2015
National Association of College and University Business Officers, EPA Announces Top Users of Green Power
February 4, 2015
Morris Sun Tribune, University of Minnesota, Morris moves up in EPA Green Power Partners listings
February 3, 2015
Washington Post, Arlington Schools Recognized for Green Energy Usage
February 2, 2015, EPA Ranks Arlington Schools No. 2 in Use of Green Energy
January 29, 2015
Tulsa World, OSU ranked as top Green Power Partner
January 29, 2015
Energy Manager Today, Walmart Tops EPA's On-Site Generation List
January 14, 2015
Portland Tribune, Wilsonville to Join Green Power Program
January 8, 2015, EPA Recognizes RVCC Among Leading Green Power Users
January 8, 2015, Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg is Recognized by EPA for Green Power Use
January 6, 2015
Printing Impressions, Velocity Print Solutions Renews Its Commitment to 100 Percent Wind Energy
January 5, 2015
The Antelope Valley Times, EPA Recognizes City of Palmdale
January 5, 2015
GreenBiz, EPA: Google, Kohl's and REI Reflect Trends in Green Power

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Below are last year's press releases issued by EPA about our program and our Partners.


October 17, 2016
Maplewood, Mo., Community Receives EPA Green Power Community of the Year Award
October 17, 2016
EPA Honors 2016 Green Power Leaders


November 4, 2015
EPA Recognizes State Street as a Top Green Power Partner
October 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes Hypertherm Inc. as a Top Green Power Partner

Below is a list of the past year's press releases issued by our Green Power Partners.


December 19, 2016
3 Ways Digital Realty Is Taking Steps Towards Sustainability and Being Recognized for It
December 7, 2016
Norwood is Recognized on EPA's "Top 30 K-12 Schools" List for Green Power Usage
November 23, 2016
Hofstra Up for the Green Power Challenge
November 2, 2016
Acer Listed on Global Sustainability Indices: 2016 DJSI and MSCI
October 26, 2016
EPA Recognizes University of Maryland for Leading Green Power Use
October 24, 2016
Rackspace Moves Up EPA Green Power Partner List
October 22, 2016
EPA Honors Forest County Potawatomi Community with Award for Green Power Use
October 19, 2016
EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines With Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2016
EPA Recognizes Cisco As Green Power Partner of the Year
October 18, 2016
UB Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 17, 2016
EPA Recognizes SC Johnson with Green Power Leadership Award for The Second Time
October 17, 2016
Maplewood, Mo., Community Receives EPA Green Power Community of the Year Award
October 17, 2016
CSU Receives Green Power Partner Designation from U.S. EPA
September 20, 2016
L'Oreal USA to Exceed Carbon Emission Reduction Goals Through Two Major Solar Energy Projects in Kentucky and Arkansas
September 8, 2016
Cortland Honored in National "Cool Schools" Ranking
September 7, 2016
Zimmer Biomet Earns EPA Recognition for Converting Warsaw-Indiana Headquarters to 100-Percent Green Power
August 26, 2016
Gaithersburg Joins EPA's 2016 Green Power Leadership Club
August 18, 2016
EPA Recognizes L'Oreal USA Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
August 16, 2016
U.S. EPA Recognizes vXchnge in Top 30 Tech & Telecom Green Power Users List
August 11, 2016
EPA Recognizes U.S. Department of Agriculture Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
August 2, 2016
SRC Joins the EPA Green Power Partnership
July 29, 2016
EPA Recognizes Delaware Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
July 28, 2016
Appleton Coated Recognized as one of National Top 100 Partners in EPA Green Power Partnership Rankings
July 27, 2016
IKEA U.S. Ranks Six on EPA's Top 30 Retail List of Green Power Users
July 25, 2016
Chevy Bolt EV Plant Ranks 8th Among Green Power Users
June 13, 2016
UT Recognized for Green Efforts
May 19, 2016
Greener Datacenters for a Brighter Future: Microsoft's Commitment to Renewable Energy
May 18, 2016
Sites Power Up for Renewable Energy
May 17, 2016
Colgate-Palmolive Proudly Highlights Ongoing Progress Toward "Giving the World Reasons to Smile" in 2015 Sustainability Report
May 13, 2016
UCO Named a 'Green' Champion for Sixth Consecutive Year
May 4, 2016
Ohio State Recognized by EPA as 2015-16 Top Green Power User in Big Ten
May 3, 2016
NAU Designated Conference Champion in EPA'S College & University Green Power Challenge!
April 29, 2016
Knox Recognized in USEPA Green Power Challenge
April 29, 2016
EPA Recognizes L&C as 2015-2016 College & University Green Power Individual Conference Champion
April 27, 2016
EPA Salutes Mercyhurst as Top Green Power User in PSAC
April 26, 2016
EPA Again Designates Duquesne as Green Power Champion
April 26, 2016
SCU Named Conference Champion in Green Power Challenge
April 26, 2016
Northwestern Recognized For EPA Green Power Challenge
April 26, 2016
UB Ranks No. 1 on EPA's Green Power List
April 26, 2016
EPA Recognizes University for Green Power Use
April 26, 2016
EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among NCAC Schools
April 25, 2016
EPA Recognizes Regis University as 2015-2016 College & University Green Power Individual Conference Champion
April 25, 2016
LVC Recognized by EPA as Top Green Power User in the 2015–16 Middle Atlantic Conference
April 25, 2016
St. Mary's College Designated Conference Champion in EPA's Green Power Challenge
April 25, 2016
Pennsylvania Tops EPA List of State Government Entities Using Green Power, Ranks 26th Overall Among All Green Power Users
April 22, 2016
Large Dallas Data Center Goes Green Just In Time For Earth Day
April 20, 2016
Workday Advances Commitment to Corporate Sustainability
April 4, 2016
UW-Stevens Point Attains 100 Percent Renewable Electricity Use
March 17, 2016
RPD Sources Wind Energy for Iron Mountain
February 29, 2016
The BAC Reduces Carbon Footprint with Green Power
February 1, 2016
Lockheed Martin and Duke Energy Sign 17-Year Renewable Energy Pact
January 27, 2016
EPA Recognizes Ohio University Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
January 26, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Glen Ellyn as a Leading Green Power Community (PDF) (1 pg, 86K)
January 25, 2016
EPA Recognizes Houston As Top User Of Green Power
January 25, 2016
Intel Recognized as Nation's Top Green Power Purchaser by EPA
January 15, 2016
3 Phases Renewables Signs Energy Contract With City of Santa Monica
January 14, 2016
Salesforce Announces New Renewable Energy Agreement

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December 30, 2015
Constellation, NHL Reduce Environmental Impact of 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
December 29, 2015
City of Houston Increases Renewable Energy Purchase and Receives Sustainability Certification
December 21, 2015
Salesforce Announces First Major Renewable Energy Agreement
December 21, 2015
U.S. EPA Recognizes Hasbro for Leading Green Power Use
December 15, 2015
GDF Suez Energy Resources to Continue Providing Power to Houston METRO
December 2, 2015
EPA Recognizes World Wide Technology for Leading Green Power Use
December 1, 2015
Appleton Coated Recognized as one of National Top 100 Partners in EPA Green Power Partnership Rankings
November 19, 2015
SC Johnson Earns National Recognition for Continued Commitment to Green Power
November 15, 2015
VVWRA Ranks in Top 30 On Green Power Partnership List
November 11, 2015
Crystal Creek Logistics Goes Green
October 28, 2015
Rich May, P.C. Recognized as a Green Power Partner by the Environmental Protection Agency
October 27, 2015
USDA Ranks High in EPA Report on Renewable Energy Use
October 26, 2015
EPA Names Dallas Top Green Power User Among U.S. Cities
October 26, 2015
Equinix Recognized by EPA for Leading Green Power Use
October 26, 2015
Mars Catapults to #6 on List of Biggest Green Power Users
October 26, 2015
UMD Recognized by EPA for Leading Green Power Use
October 20, 2015
EPA Recognizes Ulster County with Green Power Leadership Award
October 20, 2015
Intel's Marty Sedler Wins 2015 Green Power Leader of the Year Award
October 19, 2015
3Degrees Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
Ahold USA Earns 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
Chip Shot: EPA Recognizes Intel for Sustained Excellence in Green Power
October 19, 2015
Environmental Protection Agency Names Kaiser Permanente 'Green Power Leader'
October 19, 2015
EPA Presents Hypertherm with 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
EPA Recognizes Microsoft as Green Power Partner of the Year
October 19, 2015
NHL named U.S. EPA Green Power partner of the year
October 19, 2015
Northwestern Honored for Renewable Energy Use
October 19, 2015
Renewable Choice Energy Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 19, 2015
TD Bank Recognized with EPA Green Power Leadership Award
October 8, 2015
Outpost Natural Foods Goes Solar (PDF) (2 pp, 78K)
September 23, 2015
Voya Financial joins RE100 Campaign with Pledge to Source 100 Percent Renewable Energy
August 12, 2015
EPA Recognizes Tucson Unified School District for Leading Green Power Use
July 30, 2015
Bentley Receives Green Accolades for Sustainability Practices
July 28, 2015
U.S. EPA Recognizes SAP Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users
July 27, 2015
EPA Ranks Emerson as Green Energy Leader
July 27, 2015
Ulster County Is The Only County In New York State Recognized By The United States Environmental Protection Agency As A Leader In Green Power Use And Environmental Sustainability
July 14, 2015
Mayor Bowser Announces Groundbreaking Wind Power Purchase Agreement
July 7, 2015
L&C Designated Conference Champion in EPA's College and University Green Power Challenge
July 2, 2015
Prudential Overall Supply Recognized As EPA Green Power Partner
June 11, 2015
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District Goes Green!
May 28, 2015
OG&E and ASA/USA Softball team up for a "wind-win"
May 21, 2015
University of Utah: Red Goes For Green Energy
May 15, 2015
Northwestern University: Renewable Energy Use Up
May 13, 2015
U.S. EPA Administrator Joins Bay Area Leaders To Celebrate Innovative Renewable Energy Partnership
May 12, 2015
EPA Recognizes Emerson Green Energy Usage
May 1, 2015
EPA Names Cortland SUNY Conference's Green Power Champion
April 29, 2015
Dickinson Recognized as the Centennial Conference's Largest Green Power User
April 29, 2015
Syracuse University Ranks High in Green Power Use
April 28, 2015
EPA Recognizes Mercyhurst as PSAC Green Power Leader
April 28, 2015
Green House Data Joins EPA Top 30 Tech & Telecom List of Green Power Users
April 28, 2015
Green Sage switches to clean energy to power its restaurants
April 28, 2015
H&M Among Leading Green Power Users In The U.S.
April 28, 2015
PhilaU Recognized by EPA's Green Power Challenge
April 27, 2015
CUA Is Conference Champion in Green Power Challenge for Seventh Year
April 27, 2015
EPA Names Southwestern A Green Power Champion
April 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes Allegheny College for Largest Green Power Use Among North Coast Athletic Conference Schools
April 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes Duquesne as Top Green Power User in the Atlantic 10
April 27, 2015
GM Facility Ranks Among Nation's Top Green Power Users
April 27, 2015
Lebanon Valley College Designated Conference Champion in EPA's College & University Green Power Challenge
April 24, 2015
Wilsonville Residents and Businesses Rise to the Green Power Challenge
April 22, 2015
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces New 1.6 Megawatt Solar Farm at USDA George Washington Carver Center and Other Solar Projects
April 22, 2015
Equinix Advances Sustainability Program with Clean Energy from Iberdrola Renewables
April 22, 2015
Three IBM SoftLayer cloud data centers in Texas powered by 100 percent wind energy
April 19, 2015
Nuovo Salons Adopt Innovative Eco-friendly Measures in Sarasota
April 17, 2015
Renewable Energy Forerunner Houghton College Installs New York's Largest College Solar Array
March 4, 2015
Columbia Association's electricity use now 100 percent offset with green power
February 9, 2015
St. Thomas Ranked No. 19 in EPA's Top 30 College and University List
January 29, 2015
Oklahoma State University Ranked by EPA as Top Green Power Partner
January 28, 2015
Duquesne University Named to EPA's List of Top Green Power Users
January 28, 2015
EPA Recognizes Indianapolis Zoo for Green Power (PDF) (1 pg, 451K)
January 27, 2015
EPA Recognizes St. Mary's College of Maryland for Leading Green Power Use
January 26, 2015
EPA Recognizes Microsoft as a Leading Green Power Purchaser
January 8, 2015
EPA Recognizes RVCC Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users (PDF) (2 pp, 147K)
January 5, 2015
EPA Recognizes City of Palmdale Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users (PDF) (4 pp, 139K)

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The Green Power Partnership provides opportunities for Partners to place paid advertising in magazine sections highlighting both the Partnership and its Partners.

Below are some recent examples:

Bloomberg Power of Green Bloomberg Businessweek featured the Green Power Partnership in a special advertising section in its April 15, 2013, issue.

Bloomberg Businessweek coverBloomberg Businessweek featured the Green Power Partnership in a special advertising section in its April 25, 2011, issue.

Newsweek Green Rankings Issue 2010Newsweek featured the Green Power Partnership in a special advertising section in the October 20, 2010, Green Rankings issue with a focus on one Green Power Partner.