Intel Retains Top Spot in Purchasing Clean Energy

2 November 2010 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Intel Corporation, a US-based computer-chip manufacturer, has been named the biggest buyer of renewable power by volume for the third consecutive year. The company has purchased more than 1.43 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), equal to 51% of its total consumption, up from 46% in 2009, accor

Intel Corporation, a US-based computer-chip manufacturer, has been named the biggest buyer of renewable power by volume for the third consecutive year.

The company has purchased more than 1.43 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), equal to 51% of its total consumption, up from 46% in 2009, according to Bloomberg.

The power generated from wind, solar, geothermal and other renewable sources reduces greenhouse-gas emissions associated with fossil fuels such as coal.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Intel and Kohl's lead the US in purchasing electricity from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy.

The top 50 buyers have been purchasing more than 12 billion kilowatt-hours of green power, the EPA said.

Kohl was ranked second, with 1.37 billion kilowatt-hours and Whole Foods Market, with 817 million kilowatt-hours as the third-biggest buyer.