The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Lockheed Martin as a national leader in green power. Lockheed Martin is a member of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership. In the EPA’s July 2009 Top Partner Rankings, Lockheed Martin ranked 17 on the agency’s Fortune 500 Challenge List and 35 on its National Top 50 List, which is comprised of the top green power purchasers from industry, government, and colleges and universities.
Lockheed Martin purchased 98,063,334 kilowatt-hours (kwh) of green power in 2009 5 percent of the corporation’s total electricity purchases, the annual equivalent of nearly 9,768 average American homes or avoiding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of nearly 12,898 passenger cars. The combined purchases from the National Top 50 List of EPA’s Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program encouraging organizations to buy green power, amount to nearly 12.3 billion kwh annually.
Dr. David Constable, vice president, Lockheed Martin Energy, Environment, Safety & Health, said “It is an honor to be recognized by the EPA for our partnership. Lockheed Martin’s purchase of green power is an important component of a corporate energy strategy that also includes lowering energy demand and reducing emissions. Our energy strategy is a critical piece of our overall efforts to build sustainable business practices across Lockheed Martin.”