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Kimberly-Clark ranks No. 9 on Green Power list

January 29, 2009
EVERETT, WA — The Kimberly-Clark Corporation has made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s (EPA''s) National Top 50 list of the largest green power users for the first time, according to a press release.
Kimberly-Clark''s use of an innovative process to utilize waste from the facility''s pulp manufacturing process to generate over 220 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy annually propelled them to No. 9 on the list, the release stated.
Drew Barfoot, Kimberly-Clark''s vice president of environment, energy, safety, quality and sustainability, said: "Inclusion on the EPA list of the nation''s top green power users is a welcome recognition of Kimberly-Clark''s strong environmental commitment and of our company''s support for the development of renewable energy. Green power has proven to be a sound, sustainable business decision for Kimberly-Clark."
Kimberly-Clark''s production of over 220 million kilowatt hours of green power is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of more than 29,000 passenger vehicles per year, or the amount of electricity needed to power more than 21,000 American homes annually, the release noted.
Kimberly-Clark is also a member of the EPA''s Energy Star Program and an energy partner in the EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program, the release added.
Click here to view the EPA''s complete Green Power list.
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