Briggs Joins EPA in Saluting Green Power Purchase Leaders

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November 19, 2007

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its 2007 Green Power Purchase Award Winners, a handful of prominent U.S. organizations that have aided in building a market for green power by making significant purchases of renewable energy. Briggs and Morgan is proud to be a business partner of the following award winners:

PepsiAmericas, Inc. - Green Power Purchasing

PepsiAmericas’ 100 percent renewable energy certificate (REC) purchase of more than 157 million kilowatt-hours ranked the company among the EPA’s top “100-percent green power” purchasers*. Among its future plans, the company is exploring ongoing environmental promotions and a consumer labeling program.

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. - Green Power Purchasing

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., is one of the largest green power purchasers in its industry. The company purchased of 458 million kilowatt-hours in RECs, which is 100 percent of its purchased electricity load. The Pepsi Bottling Group ranks high on the EPA’s National Top 25 and “100-percent green power” purchasers lists.
Green power is generated from renewable sources. Green power purchasing is believed to accelerate the development of the United States' new renewable energy capacity. According to EPA, "the combined commitments of these leading organizations amount to nearly four billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power nearly 250,000 average American households each year."
Briggs and Morgan salutes PepsiAmericas, Inc., and The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., for making solid commitments to green power purchasing and renewable energy.

Green Power Purchase Award winners were selected based upon quantity and type of renewable energy purchased, the impact of green power purchases, the extent to which company actions have helped to establish a precedent that may catalyze similar actions by others, and the extent to which organizations demonstrated innovative purchasing strategies. For more information about the 2007 Green Power Leadership Awards, click here.

*The EPA’s 100% Green Power Purchaser list represents those organizations that currently buy enough green power to meet 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use.