Cisco beat fellow hi-tech companies IBM and Sprint-Nextel in the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of top 25 purchasers of green power, according to a report in IndustryWeek.
The network giant was listed as the 15th biggest consumer of green technology, consuming 128,204,000 kilowatt hours per year. IBM listed as the 21st highest, consuming 110,103,000 kilowatt hours/year, and Sprint-Nextel bringing up the rear as 25th, consuming 87,600,000. The leading consumer was PepsiCo with 1,105.045,154 kilowatt hours/year.
Green power includes the use of solar, wind, geothermal, low-impact hydropower, biomass and biogas, reports IW. All companies listed in the top 25 are part of the EPA's Green Power Partnership, launched to promote green power purchases.
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