Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - July 27, 2022
Constellation to Help Businesses Cut Carbon Footprints
Constellation, a producer of carbon-free energy and supplier of energy products and services, announced it will provide 100% of its commercial and industrial customers with customized data to help them measure and reduce their carbon emissions impact.
The customer reports are part of Constellation’s climate pledge, which includes:
- Achieving 95% carbon-free electricity by 2030 and 100% by 2040
- Achieving a 100% reduction of operations-driven emissions by 2040
- Providing 100% of business customers with customized data to help them reduce their own carbon footprints.
Constellation currently produces 10% of all clean energy on the grid in the U.S. with its zero-carbon fleet of nuclear, solar, wind, and hydropower plants.
“It’s not enough that we eliminate emissions from Constellation’s business – we need to help our customers do the same if we are going to truly lead the transition to clean energy,” said Jim McHugh, chief commercial officer, Constellation in a statement. “A pivotal step for businesses in this journey is helping them better understand their energy consumption and resulting carbon emissions. These customized reports will serve as an invaluable tool to educate our customers and urge them to take additional actions to reduce the carbon impact of their operations.”
Among its other climate initiatives, Constellation partnered with Microsoft on the development of a 24/7/365 carbon-free energy matching technology that will help customers achieve zero emissions, as opposed to the current practice of annualizing renewable energy certificates and credits. The product will match a customer’s energy needs with local, carbon-free energy sources on an hour-by-hour basis.
- Microsoft Launches Energy Matching Software
- Executives from top Microsoft, Johnson Controls, Vestas, and other firms join AEE board
- Chevron and Microsoft team up to create carbon negative power
- AT&T to Leverage 5G to Help Businesses Reduce 1 Gigaton of Emissions
- PepsiCo, McCormick, Best Buy, ViacomCBS Claim 140 MW from Texas Solar