Brown-Forman Named a Top Green Power Company by EPA

Brown-Forman Corporation has landed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Top 100 List of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership (GPP).

Brown-Forman reports in a news release that uses 130 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which represents more than 98 percent of its U.S. operations’ total power needs.

According to the EPA, green power use of 130 million kWh is equivalent to the annual electricity use of nearly 12,000 average American homes.

Brown-Forman asserts a long-term focus and investment in renewable energy. Its East Fork Wind power project, which became operational in April 2020, provides a renewable energy source that enables Brown-Forman to achieve its target of reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2023, starting from a 2012 baseline.

“Our investment in wind power adds renewable energy capacity to the U.S. grid and demonstrates our commitment to a sustainable future,” Alex Alvarez, chief production and sustainability officer for Brown-Forman. “We believe that innovative investments, such as renewable electricity, are smart business and we encourage others to join in contributing to a lower-carbon economy.”

It marks the first time the company has made the list.

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