Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - April 22, 2022
Breezeline Deploys EVs, Sets 2050 Goal
Breezeline, formerly Atlantic Broadband, a cable operator, has begun to deploy EVs, a step in its commitment to reduce its operational emissions by 65% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The company has deployed the first EV of what is expected to become a full fleet of EVsused by Breezeline sales teams starting this year in New Hampshire and West Virginia. There are plans to also transition technician vans and trucks to electric.
Other Breezeline initiatives designed to reduce the company’s environmental impacts include:
- PPAs to generate renewable energy and reduce electricity emissions. The company intends to obtain 100% of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030.
- A reduction to its non-operational emissions by 30%. This includes reducing the environmental impact of equipment used in customer homes. New product innovations like IPTV, which Breezeline has recently introduced, rely on equipment that uses a fraction of the energy of traditional set-top boxes.
“The greening of our fleet is a key initiative in our long term plan to reduce emissions and to protect the environment,” said Frank van der Post, President of Breezeline, in a statement. “Our parent company, Cogeco, has led the way through its ongoing commitment to sustainable operations. We are committed to doing the same in our U.S. operations by adopting these emissions reduction targets and seeking improvements that will lead to a sustainable future."