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Released on October 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 nearly 4.3 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 405,000 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. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
650,716,703 3% Biogas, Solar, Wind Gexa Energy, On-site Generation, Bloom Energy°, Duke Energy, WM Renewable Energy, Green Power EMC°
3. 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°
4. Starbucks Company-Owned Stores
582,520,523 67% Wind Nexant°, 3Degrees°
5. Sprint
176,004,679 6% Solar, Wind Greenlight Energy°, Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation
6. Ahold USA
155,625,467 8% Solar 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
7. Best Buy
133,333,000 13% Various 3Degrees°
8. REI
64,594,058 100% Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, Green Mountain Energy°, On-site Generation, Exelon Energy, Xcel Energy°, Pepco Energy Services°, Austin Energy°, Fort Collins Utilities°, Alliant Energy°, Connecticut Light & Power°, NSTAR°, We Energies°, Eugene Water & Electric Board°, Baltimore Gas and Electric°
9. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. / Operations and Selected Retail Brands
63,367,536 140% Solar, Wind Native Energy°, Xcel Energy°, On-site Generation
10. H-E-B Grocery Company
62,014,372 4% Wind Austin Energy°, CPS Energy
11. Sundance Square
30,334,826 46% Wind Green Mountain Energy
12. FedEx Office
25,000,000 13% Small-hydro Various
13. Giant Eagle, Inc.
21,260,507 3% Solar, Wind Greenlight Energy°, On-site Generation
14. Levi Strauss & Co.
17,976,361 23% Various Renewable Choice Energy°, 3Degrees°
15. prAna
15,634,000 100% Wind 3Degrees°
16. LF USA
15,000,000 131% Wind Native Energy°
17. Panera Bread / Maryland Locations
14,273,254 100% Wind Washington Gas Energy Services°
18. The North Face
12,975,211 94% Solar, Wind Bonneville Environmental Foundation°, On-site Generation
19. Price Chopper Supermarkets
12,000,000 3% Biogas, Wind Direct Energy°
20. MOM's Organic Market
10,397,299 215% Solar, Wind Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation
21. Sephora NA
8,312,000 12% Solar GDF Suez Energy Resources NA°
22. Safeway Inc. / Select Locations
7,903,591 12% Biogas, Solar, Wind On-site Generation
23. Shaklee Corporation
5,000,000 105% Wind Sterling Planet°
24. Frontier Natural Products Co-op
4,534,300 100% Wind Bonneville Environmental Foundation°
25. Neiman Marcus Group
4,449,712 10% Wind Green Mountain Energy
26. New Seasons Market
3,697,620 19% Wind Portland General Electric, Pacific Power°
27. Macy's, Inc. / 26 California and Hawaii Stores
3,423,616 28% Solar On-site Generation
28. Outpost Natural Foods
2,746,981 100% Small-hydro, Solar, Wind REpower Now°
29. Metcalfe's Market
2,232,061 100% Wind Madison Gas & Electric, REpower Now
30. SemaSys, Inc.
1,851,302 67% Wind Green Mountain Energy

*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:

October 2014 list (PDF) (4 pp, 218K, About PDF)
April 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 67K)
January 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 67K)
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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