Nearly 40 percent of the energy consumed in the U.S. is used to generate power, which makes power consumption a key component of the country’s environmental footprint. Most to this power in the U.S. is generated from fossil fuels. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the Green Power Leadership Awards to recognize leading actions of organizations and individuals that advance the development of green power sources to reduce the environmental footprint.
The EPA Green Power Partner award winners in 2014 include Apple, Google, BD and Oklahoma State University in the category “Partner of the Year.” Intel Corporation and Kohl’s Department Stores are the winners in “Sustained Excellence in Green Power” category. Winners in “Green Power Purchasing” include Herman Miller, Inc., REI, Steelcase Inc., Trek Bicycle, and Philadelphia Insurance Companies, among others.
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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.
KEYWORDS: Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Apple, Google, BD, Intel, Kohl’s, EPA, green power leadership awards, Herman Miller Inc., REI, Steelcase Inc., Trek Bicycle, Philadelphia Insurance Companies