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Top Partner List Data Deadlines

January 8, 2014
March 25, 2014
July 1, 2014
October 1, 2014

Top Partner List Update Schedule

January 27, 2014
April 21, 2014
July 28, 2014
October 27, 2014

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Released on January 27, 2014

Top 30 Retail icon.The Top 30 Retail list represents the largest green power users among retail partners within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power usage of these organizations amounts to more than 5.6 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of nearly 600,000 average American homes each year.

Green power purchases are an effective and important way we can implement renewable energy sources to reduce our carbon footprint. As an EPA Sustained Excellence Award winner, we have increased our purchases company-wide, achieving 100 percent green power in 2010, 2011 and 2012. We are pleased to have extended this commitment through 2015.
- Ken Bonning, Kohl's Department Stores

Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule. Find out how your organization can partner with EPA today! To view a top partner list, select from the chart below:

Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Green Power Resources Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner)
1. Kohl's Department Stores
1,536,529,000 105% Solar Nexant°, Sterling Planet°, Renewable Choice Energy°, 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
2. Whole Foods Market
800,257,623 107% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
3. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
751,431,792 4% Biogas, Solar, Wind Noble Americas Energy Solutions, Duke Energy, On-site Generation, Green Power EMC°, Oklahoma Gas & Electric
4. Staples
635,951,792 106% Biogas, Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power°, Tennessee Valley Authority°, Portland General Electric, On-site Generation, Florida Power & Light°
5. Starbucks Company-Owned Stores
592,462,522 70% Wind 3Degrees°, Nexant°
6. McDonald's USA LLC
309,185,000 30% Wind 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°
7. Sprint
176,004,981 5% Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation
8. Ahold USA
155,985,720 8% Solar 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
9. Best Buy
151,151,000 14% Small-hydro, Wind 3Degrees°
10. Safeway Inc.
135,421,000 4% Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
11. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. / Operations and Selected Retail Brands
63,125,533 113% Solar, Wind Native Energy°, Xcel Energy°, On-site Generation
12. H-E-B Grocery Company
62,014,372 4% Wind Austin Energy°, CPS Energy
13. Sundance Square
30,334,826 46% Wind Green Mountain Energy
14. FedEx Office
25,000,000 13% Small-hydro Various
15. The North Face
22,230,000 107% Solar, Wind Bonneville Environmental Foundation°, On-site Generation
16. Giant Eagle, Inc.
20,261,507 3% Solar, Wind Greenlight Energy°, On-site Generation
17. Levi Strauss & Co.
17,976,361 23% Various Renewable Choice Energy°, 3Degrees°
18. prAna
15,108,000 100% Wind 3Degrees°
19. MOM's Organic Market
14,584,000 302% Solar, Wind Clean Currents°, On-site Generation
20. Panera Bread / Maryland Locations
13,770,643 100% Wind Washington Gas Energy Services°
21. Price Chopper Supermarkets
12,000,000 3% Biogas, Wind Hess Energy Marketing°
22. REI
10,326,492 16% Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind Green Mountain Energy°, On-site Generation, Exelon Energy, Xcel Energy°, NextEra Energy Resources°, Various°, Alliant Energy°, Fort Collins Utilities°, NSTAR°, We Energies°, Eugene Water & Electric Board°
23. LF USA
7,500,000 84% Wind Native Energy°
24. Shaklee Corporation
6,000,000 111% Wind Sterling Planet°
25. Neiman Marcus Group
4,449,712 10% Wind Green Mountain Energy
26. Frontier Natural Products Co-op
3,856,325 100% Wind Bonneville Environmental Foundation°
27. New Seasons Market
3,697,620 19% Wind Portland General Electric, Pacific Power°
28. Macy's, Inc. / 26 California and Hawaii Stores
3,423,616 28% Solar On-site Generation
29. Backcountry.com
3,222,274 100% Wind Renewable Choice Energy°
30. Coldwater Creek Inc / 20 Stores
2,640,000 85% Wind 3Degrees°

*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.

°Indicates Provider is selling Partner a third-party certified green power product. For more information on third-party certification, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/buygp/certified.htm.

Current and past Top Retail Partners lists are available here for you to view and print:

January 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp., 67K, About PDF)
November 2013 list (PDF) (5 pp., 80)
July 2013 list (PDF) (4 pp., 255K)
April 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 160K)
January 2013 list (PDF) (4 pp., 251K)
2012 lists (PDF) (9 pp., 334K)
2011 lists (PDF) (11 pp., 94K)
2010 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 1.3M)
2009 lists (PDF) (8 pp, 1.3M)
2008 lists (PDF) (5 pp, 167K)
2007 lists (PDF) (7 pp, 189K)
2006 lists (PDF) (5 pp, 160K)

For additional information on how your organization can join these Top Partners as Green Power Partners, please visit the Join Us page of this Web site.

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