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October 2, 2020 - By Thomas Murray, EDF +Business

Net zero is THE new business imperative

Even in this bleak current moment, when hope may seem sparse and many eyes are narrowly focused on November 3, we can’t lose sight of another urgent and looming crisis, one that poses severe threats to our communities and economy: climate change. In this column, Thomas Murray, EDF +Business, discusses the current landscape as a growing number of companies and investors recognize the risks posed by climate change and the need for bold and immediate action.

Energy Efficiency  -  October 2, 2020

Lowell Housing Authority plans phase two of efficiency upgrades

Lowell Housing Authority (LHA) will soon be undergoing phase two of an energy efficiency project across 1,500 households in the City of Lowell, Mass.

GHG Emissions  -  October 2, 2020

Colorado releases plan for achieving emissions target

The State of Colorado will be focusing on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and emphasizing the reduction of methane pollution from the oil and gas industry in order to achieve its 26% emissions reduction goal by 2025 and 50% reduction goal by 2030.

Energy Efficiency  -  October 2, 2020

Smart Energy Voices Podcast - Episode 9: Greening Cities: Phoenix Leads The Way with Nick Brown

Sure, there are solar farms but have you encountered a solar city? That’s just what you will find in Phoenix. In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, Nick Brown, energy manager for the City of Phoenix, sat down with Smart Energy Decisions director of education programs Peter Kelly-Detweiler at the most recent Renewable Energy Sourcing Forum. You'll appreciate and relate to Nick's perspective on why his work in the energy sector is so important and meaningful.

Solar  -  October 1, 2020

GM inks PPA with 180 MW Arkansas solar project

General Motors announced Sept. 30 a new PPA for a 180 MW solar project that will source power for 100% of their Wentzville Assembly and Lansing Delta Township Assembly sites.

GHG Emissions  -  October 1, 2020

US Foods cut emissions intensity 15% since 2015

US Foods Holding Corp. announced Sept. 30 that they decreased Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity by 15.1% between 2015 and 2019.

GHG Emissions  -  October 1, 2020

Bain & Company targets 100% carbon neutrality by 2030

Bain & Company announced Sept. 23 that they committed to achieving net zero carbon across their entire operations by 2030, in addition to signing the Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C commitment letter.

Sourcing Renewables  -  September 30, 2020

Yum! Brands reaches 100% RE at global corporate offices

The parent company of restaurant chains such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and The Habit Burger Grill achieved their target of using 100% renewable energy at their corporate U.S. offices by the end of 2020 and are on track to submit science-based emissions targets by the end of the year.

GHG Emissions  -  September 30, 2020

CyrusOne commits to carbon neutral data centers by 2040

CyrusOne announced Sept. 23 that they intend to become carbon neutral by 2040 across their global data center portfolio.

GHG Emissions  -  September 29, 2020

Knight-Swift targets 50% emissions cut by 2035

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings announced Sept. 29 their newest goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% before 2035.
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