GHG Emissions

Sourcing Renewables  -  December 17, 2018

United Airlines to power flights with biofuel

United Airlines is expected to use biofuel created from a waste-to-energy plant for their planes.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 14, 2018

Maersk to cut carbon emissions by 2050

Danish group AP Moller Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company, has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  December 13, 2018

Verizon sets clean energy goal

Verizon has set a goal to reach 50% clean energy use by 2025. Now at 2% renewables, the company previously indicated that it would only go to 4% in the foreseeable future.
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Energy Efficiency  -  December 12, 2018

Norfolk Southern highlights efficiency achievements

Norfolk Southern Corporation announced it improved locomotive fuel efficiency by 5% in 2017 vs. 2016, conserving 23 million gallons of diesel fuel and avoiding more than 233,750 metric tons of GHG emissions.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  December 6, 2018

Partners HealthCare adds fuel cell system

Partners HealthCare, an integrated health system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will deploy 4.1 megawatts of fuel cell-based energy systems at locations throughout Massachusetts.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 4, 2018

Xcel Energy targets zero-carbon electricity by 2050

Xcel Energy announced it will deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. The Minneapolis-based energy provider also plans to reduce carbon emissions in the eight states it serves by 80% by 2030 from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves.
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GHG Emissions  -  December 3, 2018

Shell to link pay to interim targets

Shell announced plans to link executive pay to the meeting of its energy targets, one of a series of steps aimed to help meet their target to reduce the company’s net carbon footprint by around half by 2050, including an interim target of around 20% by 2035.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 30, 2018

IKEA pledges 80% GHG cut

IKEA announced on Nov. 30 a pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its production by 80 percent in absolute terms by 2030 from a baseline of 2016. The commitment applies to IKEA’s own factories and most of its direct suppliers.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  November 28, 2018

Smithfield Foods harnesses hog power

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Dominion Energy announced a joint venture called Align Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)℠ that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into clean renewable energy for residential home heating and power for local businesses.
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GHG Emissions  -  November 26, 2018

Emissions reduced by 98% in Volvo test

Volvo Construction Equipment announced a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy cost and a 40% reduction in operator cost from its Electric Site research project, which aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry
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