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EPA Honors 17 Green Power Partners for Fighting Climate Change

Release Date: 09/14/2009
Contact Information: Deb Berlin, Berlin.deb@epa.gov, 202-564-4914, 202-564-4355

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Deb Berlin
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 14, 2009

WASHINGTON— From Wall Street to Main Street, organizations big and small are leading the fight against climate change by purchasing green power, and for the ninth straight year, EPA is honoring certain Green Power partners across the United States for outstanding contributions in helping grow the nation’s voluntary green power market.

These organizations have made a cumulative annual green power commitment to purchase more than 2.8 billion kilowatt hours, the equivalent environmental impact of avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of nearly 375,000 vehicles every year.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership is recognizing 17 winners in three award categories at the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in Atlanta.

The Green Power Partners of the Year are
Deutsche Bank AG; Intel Corporation; Kohl’s Department Stores; and Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc. The rest of the winners are on the Web site below.

EPA’s Green Power Partnership works with more than 1,100 partner organizations to voluntarily purchase green power to reduce the environmental impacts of conventional electricity use. Green power is generated from renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. EPA co-sponsors the Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions.

More information on the Green Power Leadership Awards:
http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/winners.htm