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Kimberly-Clark tops EPA's 'Green Power' list

July 28, 2009
IRVING, TX — Kimberly-Clark Corporation topped the "Green Power" list recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to All Headline News.
The EPA ranked the paper company number one because of the nearly 193 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy used to run Kimberly-Clark''s facility in Everett, Washington, that is generated on-site from waste produced in making paper pulp, the story stated.
According to the story, the power generated by Kimberly-Clark represents more than 7 percent of the electricity the company would otherwise have to purchase.
Collectively, the top 20 companies produced and used more than 736 million kWh of on-site green power, which the EPA said was equivalent to the amount of electricity needed to power more than 61,000 U.S. homes, the story noted.
The complete list of all 20 organizations can be viewed by visiting www.epa.gov/greenpower/toplists/top20onsite, the story added.
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