EMC Recognized By U.S. Environmental Protection Agency As A Leading Green Power Purchaser
Reduces Carbon Footprint With Green Power Purchase
- EMC is included on the EPA’s National Top 50 list of the largest green power purchasers—purchasing 175 million kWh of green power annually.
- EMC’s green power purchase is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 26,000 passenger vehicles per year.
- Purchases of green power accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
HOPKINTON, MA - EMC Corporation announced today that it appears as No. 32 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Top 50 list of the largest green power purchasers—the company’s first time being named to the list. EMC® purchases 175 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, enough green power to meet 31 percent of the organization’s U.S. electricity use. The company buys renewable energy certificates (RECs), demonstrating a proactive choice to support cleaner renewable energy alternatives.
According to the U.S. EPA, EMC’s green power purchase of 175 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 26,000 passenger vehicles per year or the CO2 emissions from the electricity use of more than 18,000 average American homes annually.
Green power is electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, biomass, and low-impact hydro. Purchases of green power help accelerate the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
In addition to EMC’s spot on the EPA’s National Top 50 list, EMC also appears as No. 18 on the EPA’s Fortune 500 list – ranking the annual green power use of leading Green Power Partners. Its green energy use also qualifies EMC for EPA’s Green Power Leadership Club, a distinction given to organizations that have significantly exceeded EPA’s minimum purchase requirements. Green Power Leadership Club members must purchase ten times the partnership’s minimum requirement organization-wide.
EMC Executive Quote:
Kathrin Winkler, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
“EMC’s green power purchase program is an important facet of our sustainability roadmap. We believe that purchasing green power sends a message to our partners, customers, and employees that supporting clean sources of electricity is not only a sound business decision, but also an important choice in reducing climate risk. We are honored to be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,500 Partner organizations voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities. For additional information, please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower.
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