GHG Emissions, Solar - May 6, 2022
CP Adds RE
Canadian Pacific reported advancements in use of renewables, hydrogen as well as improvements in efficiency and emissions reduction.
The company began generating renewable electricity from a newly constructed solar energy farm at its Calgary headquarters in April 2021, producing 4,378 MWh of electricity that year.
The railroad company also created North America's first line-haul hydrogen locomotive. In 2021, CP announced plans to expand the program to include three locomotive conversions and the construction of two hydrogen production and fueling facilities.
The company also transported 1.28 million scrap rail ties to cogeneration facilities for energy recovery, diverting over 105,000 metric tons of waste from landfills and released its first Climate Strategy in 2021 committing to science-based emissions reduction targets across the company's Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions. Details were published in its 2021 corporate sustainability data supplement.
“Measuring and reporting on our sustainability performance is a critical part of our culture of continuous improvement, enabling CP and our stakeholders to evaluate performance and assess opportunities to further our sustainability objectives," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. "We are continually looking for ways to advance our commitments and position as a sustainability leader in the rail industry."