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Released on October 26, 2015

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 3.3 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 311,000 average American homes each year.

It's our responsibility to protect the natural places our customers and employees enjoy. We are encouraged that our overall energy use has been essentially flat in recent years, while we have grown significantly and connected more members and customers to the outdoors. We intend to generate enough local renewable energy for our total electricity needs, but until then, RECs will be an important part of our energy strategy.
- Kirk Myers, REI

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
1,429,749,630 104% Solar 3Degrees°, Renewable Choice Energy°, On-site Generation
2. Starbucks (company-owned cafe retail stores, non-retail manufacturing, and offices)
696,982,000 69% Wind Nexant°, 3Degrees°
3. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. / Select Locations
314,843,272 16% Solar, Wind On-site Generation, Bloom Energy°
4. H&M
171,632,065 100% Various The Carbon Neutral Company°
5. Ahold USA
157,567,165 8% Solar 3Degrees°, On-site Generation
6. Best Buy
108,874,000 14% Various 3Degrees°
7. REI
67,263,234 101% Biogas, Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind 3Degrees°, On-site Generation, Xcel Energy°, Austin Energy°, Fort Collins Utilities°, Alliant Energy°, We Energies°, Eugene Water & Electric Board°
8. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. / Operations and Selected Retail Brands
63,385,653 89% Solar, Wind Native Energy°, Xcel Energy°, On-site Generation
9. H-E-B Grocery Company
59,000,000 4% Wind Austin Energy°, CPS Energy
10. Sundance Square
30,334,826 46% Wind Green Mountain Energy
11. Giant Eagle, Inc.
21,498,000 3% Solar, Wind Greenlight Energy°, On-site Generation
12. The North Face
19,672,356 106% Solar, Wind Bonneville Environmental Foundation°, On-site Generation
13. Staples
16,975,741 3% Biogas, Solar, Wind Renewable Choice Energy°, Avista Utilities, Pacific Power°, Tennessee Valley Authority°, Portland General Electric°, On-site Generation, Florida Power & Light°
14. prAna
15,634,000 100% Wind 3Degrees°
15. Panera Bread / Maryland Locations
14,273,254 100% Wind WGL Energy°
16. Levi Strauss & Co.
14,047,000 18% Various Renewable Choice Energy°
17. Price Chopper Supermarkets
12,500,000 3% Various Direct Energy°
18. Albertson's Inc. / Select Locations
12,309,848 15% Biogas, Solar, Wind On-site Generation
19. MOM's Organic Market
11,079,324 193% Solar, Wind Sterling Planet°, On-site Generation
20. Sephora NA
5,646,000 6% Solar, Wind GDF Suez Energy Resources NA°, Constellation°
21. Shaklee Corporation
5,400,000 101% Wind 3Degrees°
22. Frontier Natural Products Co-op
4,868,325 100% Wind Bonneville Environmental Foundation°
23. Neiman Marcus Group
4,449,712 10% Wind Green Mountain Energy
24. Macy's, Inc. / 26 California and Hawaii Stores
3,537,577 23% Solar On-site Generation
25. Outpost Natural Foods
3,452,210 100% Solar, Wind Ethos Renewable Power°
26. New Seasons Market
3,446,832 15% Wind Portland General Electric°
27. Chop't Creative Salad Company
3,149,484 100% Wind Phoenix Energy Group°
28. Metcalfe's Market
2,232,061 100% Wind Madison Gas & Electric, REpower Now
29. SemaSys, Inc.
2,028,889 73% Wind Green Mountain Energy
30. Community Food Co-op
1,497,252 100% Wind Arcadia Power°

*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:

Oct 2015 list (PDF) (4 pp, 203K, About PDF)
July 2015 list (PDF) (4 pp, 141K)
April 2015 list (PDF) (4 pp, 142K)
January 2015 list (PDF) (4 pp, 90K)
October 2014 list (PDF) (4 pp, 218K)
July 2014 list (PDF) (3 pp, 69K)
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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