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Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions  -  March 1, 2022

DOE Announces 90 Pledges to Cut Emissions By 50%

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from over 90 companies and organizations to reduce their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge. 

The inaugural partners in the Better Climate Challenge include the Cleveland Clinic, Ford,  General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Hilton, IKEA, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Saint-Gobain, and the State of Maryland. This partnership is key to reaching President Joe Biden’s goal of a net zero emissions economy by 2050 through an equitable clean energy transition. 

Organizations can set GHG reduction targets and share their solutions and best practices with partners and across industries. DOE will provide technical assistance and convene peer-to-peer exchanges to facilitate solution sharing across their facilities and fleets. 

“Companies across America are joining arms to lead the zero-carbon transition through smart, strategic climate solutions that slash building and factory emissions and significantly cut costs,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm in a statement. “With the help of DOE, the meaningful and measurable emissions reductions of the Better Climate Challenge will save American businesses billions of dollars, create good-paying jobs, and drive innovation that strengthens the entire U.S. economy.” 

DOE’s Better Climate Challenge partners have committed to reducing their enterprise-wide GHG emissions by at least 50% within 10 years without the use of offsets. Partners will work with DOE to provide annual updates while working collaboratively to identify pathways and key areas for collaboration and improvement. 

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