EPA: Intel, Others With New Mexico Presence At Top Of Green Power Purchasing List

By New Mexico Business Weekly

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday said Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) has topped its list of the companies using the most renewable electricity in North America, known as its Green Power Partnership. The power comes from renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal.

Intel employs about 3,200 people at its manufacturing facilities in Rio Rancho.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel topped the list, buying or generating about 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of electricity generated by alternative energy sources, which is about 88 percent of its total electricity usage.

Intel has topped green power purchasing lists regularly in recent years. The company's choices for renewable power are solar and wind.

Other companies with a New Mexico presence in the top 5, include Kohl's (No. 2), Whole Foods Market (No. 3) and Starbucks (No. 5). The city of Houston came in at No. 4.

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"By making the switch to renewable power, these forward-thinking companies are reducing greenhouse gases and other harmful air pollution,⿝ said Jared Blumenfeld, the EPA⿿s regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest in a prepared statement.

The Portland Business Journal contributed.

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