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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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GHG Emissions  -  January 26, 2021

Akamai Technologies reduced emissions in spite of growth

Global tech company Akamai Technologies announced on Jan. 25 that it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by sourcing more renewable energy. While 2020 traffic on the Akamai platform increased, Akamai's greenhouse gas emissions decreased.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 25, 2021

EY aims to be carbon negative in 2021

EY, the global organization of Ernst & Young, announced on Jan. 25 that it has set an ambition to be carbon negative in 2021 by setting targets to significantly reduce its absolute emissions and removing and offsetting more carbon than it emits.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 25, 2021

Boeing commercial airplanes to fly on 100% sustainable fuels

Boeing announced on Jan. 22 that it is committing to making its commercial airplanes capable and certified to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. Boeing has previously conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100% sustainable fuels to address the urgent challenge of climate change.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 21, 2021

Global green hydrogen production set to reach 5.7 million tons by 2030

Frost & Sullivan announced on Jan. 19 that its recent analysis forecasts that global green hydrogen production will skyrocket at a compound annual growth rate of 57% between 2019 and 2030, rising from 40,000 tons to 5.7 million tons.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 19, 2021

Fifth Third Bank achieves carbon neutrality for 2020 operations

Fifth Third Bank announced on Jan. 19 that it reached carbon neutrality for its operations in 2020, including greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities and business travel.
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