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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is tracking organizations that make a point of using "green power" and ranking them by counting the kilowatts consumed.

Green power in this case includes electricity sources that don't produce any greenhouse gases from fossil fuels and were built in the last 15 years (so hydropower from older dams doesn't count but power from a new biomass plant does).

Care to guess who made the top 10 list?

The U.S. Department of Energy ranked sixth, but the other nine were giant companies.

There's another list of everyone who's tracking their green power use with the EPA that's kind of fun to scan for local organizations. Lewis & Clark College, Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Mount Ashland Ski Resort and the Tualatin Valley Water District are all on the list for using 100 percent green power.

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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