|[September 23, 2013]
EPA Recognizes Dell as a Leading Green Power Purchaser
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) today announced that it has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership
Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual
awards recognize the country's leading green power purchasers for their
contribution to helping advance the development of the nation's
voluntary green power market and for their commitment to purchasing
green power from a utility green-pricing program, a competitive green
marketer or a renewable energy certificate (REC) supplier.
Dell was one of only eight organizations nationwide to receive a
Leadership Award for purchasing green power, which is electricity that
is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such
as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact
hydro. Dell is currently purchasing nearly 218 million kilowatt-hours
(kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 48
percent of the organization's U.S. electricity use.
"EPA is pleased to recognize Dell with a Green Power Purchasing award
for its exceptional commitment to buying green power and reducing carbon
pollution associated with its electricity use," said EPA Administrator
Gina McCarthy. "In doing so, Dell has demonstrated leadership in
innovation, sustainability, and taking action on climate change."
Using green power accelerates the development of new renewable energy
capacity nationwide and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from
the power sector. According to the EPA, Dell's current green power
purchase of nearly 218 million kWh is equivalent to avoiding the carbon
dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 32,000 passenger vehicles
per year. It would also take approximately 3.9 million tree seedlings
grown for 10 years to absorb that equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.
"The use of renewable energy has been an important part of Dell's
sustainability programs since 2003, and an integral art of our
commitment to Powering the Possible," said Dane Parker, Vice President
of Global Facilities and EHS. "We are delighted to be recognized by EPA
as a leader in green power purchasing."
Dell currently purchases utility green power products at its campuses in
Round Rock, Austin and Plano, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; and Buffalo Grove,
IL. Globally, we purchase enough renewable sourced electricity to
operate 16 facilities. In addition, Dell uses on-site solar photovoltaic
systems to generate green power at its Round Rock and Bangalore, India
locations. The company currently ranks No. 25 on EPA's National Top 50
list, as well as No. 5 on EPA's Top 20 Tech & Telecom list, and No. 14
on EPA's Fortune 500® list. Each list highlights EPA Green Power
Partners using the most renewable energy annually as of July 3, 2013.
EPA updates its Top Partner Lists quarterly at www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering
the Possible is Dell's commitment to put technology and expertise to
work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell acts
to strengthen communities, preserve the environment, engage a diverse
and inclusive workforce, and ensure supply chain responsibility. Learn
more at www.dell.com/poweringthepossible.
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 purchased electricity use. The Partnership
currently has more than 1,500 Partner organizations collectively
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.
About the Green Power Leadership Awards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the annual
Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for
Resource Solutions. EPA recognizes winners in the following awards
categories: Green Power Partner of the Year; Sustained Excellence in
Green Power; On-site Generation; Green Power Purchasing; Green Power
Community of the Year; and Green Power Supplier of the Year. EPA's Green
Power Purchaser awards recognize the exceptional achievement among EPA
Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through green power
procurement, market leadership, overall green power strategy, and
overall impact on the green power market. EPA's Green Power Supplier
awards recognize green power suppliers for outstanding efforts,
initiatives and programs that significantly advance the development of
green power sources serving the voluntary market. The Awards are held in
conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets Conference. For additional
information please visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards/.
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