Whole Foods Leads List of Green Power Retailers

WASHINGTON -- Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, leads the list of the Top 10 Retail Partners compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency here as part of its Green Power Partnership Program.

WASHINGTON -- Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, leads the list of the Top 10 Retail Partners compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency here as part of its Green Power Partnership Program. These companies are recognized on a quarterly basis as doing the most to “reduce the environmental impacts associated with the electricity that powers their facilities,” according to the EPA. Whole Foods generated more than 463 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, representing 100% of its total electricity, via such “green power” methods as biomass, geothermal, small-hydro, solar and wind. Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., the other food retailer on the Top 10 list, ranked fourth by generating 87 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, 2% of its total, via wind power.