Home / Knowledge / News / Kohl's earns fourth Green Power Leadership Award
Kohl's earns fourth Green Power Leadership Award
21
Oct '10
Kohl's Department Stores will be recognized tonight with its second Green Power Partner of the Year honor at the Green Power Leadership Awards held in Portland, Ore. as part of the annual Renewable Energy Markets Conference.

The awards are co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions and recognize the country's leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of green power sources.

The Green Power Partner of the Year award recognizes partners who distinguish themselves through their green power purchase, leadership, overall strategy and overall impact on the green power market.

"Since joining the EPA Green Power Partnership in 2006, Kohl's has shown consistent leadership by increasing our commitment to renewable energy year after year," said Ken Bonning, Kohl's executive vice president of store planning and logistics.

"Embracing the use of renewable energy was a natural fit for our overall goal to leave a smaller environmental footprint. Kohl's dedication to innovation in on-site solar power generation and the purchase of renewable energy credits demonstrate our continued focus on energy management as an important component of our sustainability initiatives."

This is the second year Kohl's has been named EPA Green Power Partner of the Year. Kohl's has also received EPA Green Power Partnership recognition for on-site generation and green power purchasing. In 2010, Kohl's purchased more than 1.3 billion kilowatt hours of renewable energy, a 60 percent increase over the company's 2009 green power purchase and enough to meet 100 percent of the company's purchased electricity use.

According to EPA, this current green power purchase is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of nearly 188,000 passenger vehicles per year, or is the equivalent amount of electricity needed to power more than 119,000 average American homes annually.

"EPA congratulates our leadership award winners for demonstrating by example the importance of using clean, renewable energy," said Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation at EPA. "By using green power, Kohl's Department Stores is leading the way toward cleaner air and a healthier environment while helping advance the market for renewable energy."

In addition to purchasing renewable energy credits that support projects nationwide in the areas of wind, solar, small-hydro, biogas and biomass generation, Kohl's continues to increase its commitment to on-site power generation through the company's industry-leading solar program.

As the largest retail host of solar power in North America, Kohl's currently operates 100 solar locations in seven states. In September the company announced plans to expand its solar program into its eighth state, Pennsylvania. Depending on the geographic location, solar provides 20-50 percent of the energy provided to the Kohl's location.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Textile ministry organises training workshop on GST

The ministry of textiles had organised training workshop on GST which ...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jun 2017

Uware Brands into licensing agreement with Polaroid

Uware Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with Polaroid for ...

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Ralph Lauren ex-president Tiger of Sweden's new CEO

Hans-Christian Meyer, former president of Ralph Lauren Corporation,...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search