In the category of Direct Project Engagement, Johnson & Johnson was cited for its investment in on-site generation at its facilities and purchasing green power via power purchase agreements (PPAs), including nearly 18 million kWh from 23 on-site solar installtions at U.S. facilities and a PPA for 400 megawatts of wind energy.
The awards recognized 17 Green Power Partners across the country. In addition to J&J, the EPA honored Bank of America, Equinix and Google.
“The 2019 GPLA winners are leading innovators, demonstrating not only that American businesses are investing in renewable energy, but that doing so helps protect the environment and improve air quality,” said Anne Idsal, EPA acting assistant administrator for air and radiation.
The award winners are being recognized for their efforts in advancing the nation’s voluntary green power market. From using enough green power to meet 100 percent of electricity needs to signing long-term contracts that enable new green power project development, these organizations are demonstrating leadership by furthering the case for accessible, affordable green power use.
The EPA established the Green Power Partnership in 2001 to protect human health and the environment, and to advance the American market for green power by increasing organizations’ voluntary green power use. The program provides a framework that includes credible usage benchmarks, market information, technical assistance, and public recognition to companies and other organizations that use green power.
The Green Power Leadership Awards are sponsored by EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program in collaboration with the Center for Resource Solutions.