New EPA Rankings Dub Intel Greenest of the Green

Intel landed itself on the top spot of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) new list of companies using the most renewable energy to power their business. According to the list, the Santa Clara chip maker uses more than 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy sourced from solar, geothermal, low impact hydro, and biomass sources to power 88 percent of its operations.

"Our renewable purchase is just one part of a multi-faceted approach to protect the environment, and one that we hope spurs additional development and demand for renewable energy," Intel Presidenta nd CEO Paul Otellini said.

Source: EPA

Intel's focus on green energy has the environmental impact of taking more than 340,000 passenger cars off the road each year and the 2.5 billion kWh saved is equal to the amount of energy needed to power more than 215,000 average American homes annually, the EPA said.

The chip maker was one of just a handful of technology companies to make the Top 50 list, which also included Cisco (No. 15), Dell (No. 43), and Google (No. 47). The EPA ranked itself No. 17.

Via:  EPA
karanm 2 years ago

Haha they ranked themselves No. 17, the EPA wasn't in the top 10 of their own list!!

LLeCompte 2 years ago

AT least someone is doing it right. NOw if everyone else were to get on board....

cowboyspace 2 years ago

It's good news. They are saving our planet :) in some way. We hope people understand how important it is to us and that is what they are showing here. It is Chip maker , yea but also a energy saver :)

"Santa Clara chip maker uses more than 2.5 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy sourced from solar" That is what i call a huge amount of energy well used.Congrats intel :) you are one more

jonation 2 years ago

walmart beats out whole foods... irony irony irony

omegadoom13 2 years ago

I wonder where Apple ranks on this list.

AKwyn 2 years ago

[quote user="omegadoom13"]I wonder where Apple ranks on this list.[/quote]

I don't think there even on the list. :P

Anyways; Intel is always pushing the boundaries with what they can do; even though they only use 88% of GP, it's nice that the amount of power they use from green sources is that way higher. Just goes to show that even though you use 100% of GP, it doesn't get you number one.

Keep up the environment saving Intel!

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