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GHG Emissions  -  February 17, 2021

The Climate Pledge gains 20 new signatories

Twenty new companies have added their names to Amazon's The Climate Pledge, including IBM, Iceland Foods, Johnson Controls and Ørsted.
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Demand Management  -  February 12, 2021

Demand-Side Energy Management in the Time of COVID

CPower’s latest ebook takes a peek into eight of the biggest commercial industries in North America and reveals key energy management strategies successful organizations executed during the wildest year of the young century. This book also breaks down the demand response and demand management programs available in five of the nation’s open energy markets as well as those offered by several of the largest electric utilities in U.S. deregulated markets. "Demand-Side Energy Management in the Time of COVID" is a must-have resource for any commercial and industrial organization striving to optimize its energy use and spend in 2021. Download your electronic copy today!
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GHG Emissions  -  February 11, 2021

Bank of America sets steps for net zero by 2050

Bank of America announced on Feb. 11 a series of initial steps it will take to achieve its goal of net zero GHG emissions in it financing activities by 2050, as well as broader 2030 operational and supply chain goals as part of a holistic commitment to environmental sustainability.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 5, 2021

Sainsbury’s sets science-based targets to reach net-zero goals

UK grocery chain Sainsbury’s announced on Feb. 3 that it plans to significantly reduce GHG emissions with approved science-based targets in its operations and across the supply chain.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 3, 2021

Bloomberg LP sets 2025 goal for net zero carbon emissions

Bloomberg LP announced Feb. 3 it has committed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025, the same year as the company's existing target to reach 100% renewable energy.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 3, 2021

Estée Lauder plans for net zero emissions for its travel retail locations

The Estée Lauder Companies announced Jan. 26 that it is committed to eliminating the carbon emissions associated with the products sold within its Travel Retail unit, including duty-free environments like airports, downtown locations, airlines, cruises and border shops.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 2, 2021

KPMG pledges to be net-zero by 2030

KPMG, a global organization of independent professional services firms, announced on Jan. 26 that it has published its first ESG plan. The company’s Impact Plan brings together new and existing ESG commitments under one umbrella.
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GHG Emissions  -  February 2, 2021

Cubic Corporation cut carbon intensity by 17% in 2020

Cubic Corporations announced Jan. 27 that in 2020 it reduced its CO2 intensity by 17% and reduced its Scope 2 emissions, the focus of its emissions tracking, by 18%.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 29, 2021

General Motors plans for carbon neutrality by 2040

GM announced on Jan. 28 that it plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2035, eliminating tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2040. To reach its goals, GM has committed to science-based targets, signed the Business Ambition Pledge for 1.5⁰C, and plans to source renewable energy and leverage minimal offsets or credits.
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January 29, 2021 - By Chris Hensley, Encycle

Commercial HVAC practices: Adaptability is key during a continually changing business landscape

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. businesses operating from commercial buildings experienced either a shutdown or a substantial reduction in facility usage in 2021. This column from Chris Hensley at Encycle explores energy usage and control decisions companies are making as they recalibrate their buildings' HVAC operational requirements.
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