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October 23, 2007
KOHL'S RECEIVES 2007 EPA GREEN POWER LEADERSHIP AWARD
Green Power Purchase Earns Retailer National Recognition

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., October 23, 2007 — Kohl’s Department Stores has received a 2007 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize leading national green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s green power market. Kohl's is recognized for its voluntary purchase of more than 201 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually.

EPA presented the Green Power Purchase Award to Kohl's Monday, Oct. 22, in conjunction with the Twelfth National Renewable Energy Marketing Conference in Philadelphia, Pa.

“Pursuing renewable energy resources is a priority for Kohl’s so receiving EPA recognition as a leader in green power purchases is a real honor,” said Ken Bonning, Kohl’s executive vice president of logistics. “Our green power purchases coupled with solar installations are two ways we’re working to increase energy efficiencies and demonstrate environmental stewardship.”

EPA presented awards for green power purchasing to 17 organizations that have demonstrated leadership by voluntarily purchasing green power. EPA is recognizing green power Purchasers in three categories: Green Power Partner of the Year, On-site Generation and Green Power Purchasing. All 17 organizations are EPA Green Power Partners. EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to purchase green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with electricity use. Additional information about the Green Power Leadership Awards is available at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/winners/index.htm.

"America is shifting to a 'green culture', with more and more businesses understanding that environmental responsibility is everyone’s responsibility,” said Marcus Peacock, EPA’s Deputy Administrator. "EPA commends the Green Power Leadership Award winners for making a long-term commitment to protecting the environment by purchasing green power."

In addition, this week the EPA updated each of its top partner lists, highlighting the largest purchasers in the Green Power Partnership.  Kohl’s is ranked No. 2 on EPA’s National Top 10 Retail List and No. 8 on the National Top 25 List of Green Power Purchasers. The lists highlight EPA Green Power Partners that have completed the largest annual voluntary green power purchases through Oct. 1. EPA updates its Top Partner lists quarterly, which are available at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/partners/index.htm.

Additionally, Kohl’s is ranked No. 6 on the EPA’s Fortune 500 List of green power purchasers which highlights Fortune 500 EPA Green Power Partners that have completed the largest, annual voluntary purchase through Oct. 1. The goal of EPA’s Fortune 500 Challenge is roughly to double the existing green power purchases among Fortune 500 Green Power Partners in order to exceed 5 billion kWh of collective green power purchasing annually. Currently, there are nearly 50 Fortune 500 companies in EPA’s Green Power Partnership. The Challenge concludes at the end of 2007. 

“Green power” is defined as electricity that is generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, biomass and low-impact hydro. These resources generate electricity with zero anthropogenic (caused by humans) carbon dioxide emissions and offer a superior environmental profile to conventional power generation. In addition, buying green power helps support the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide.

About Kohl’s Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. By the end of November, Kohl’s will operate 929 stores in 47 states. A company committed to the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $85 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids® philanthropic program. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.

About EPA’s Green Power Partnership
EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to purchase green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The Partnership currently has hundreds of Partners voluntarily purchasing billions of kilowatt hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state and federal governments, trade associations, as well as colleges and universities. Additional information about the Green Power Partnership and the Green Power Leadership Awards is available at http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/winners/index.htm.

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Contacts:
Kelli Ramey, 262.703.772, kelli.ramey@kohls.com
Courtney Rogaczewski, 262.703.7568, courtney.rogaczewski@kohls.com

 


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