States with robust economies, new jobs, and increased investment all have one thing in common: forward-thinking clean energy policies that help businesses plan for the future. Here in the Northeast, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is part of a legacy of clean energy leadership, which sets an annual cap for the region’s aggregate greenhouse gas emissions across nine states. The first cooperative effort of its kind, RGGI is a critical tool empowering businesses such as Timberland to invest in our future while also reducing costs.
NRG closely monitors its environmental impacts. We emit CO2 when generating electricity at most of our facilities. The graphs presented below illustrate our U.S. scope 1 emissions of CO2e for 2014, 2015 and 2016. We anticipate reductions in our future emissions profile as we modernize our fleet through repowering, improve generation efficiencies and explore methods to capture CO2.
HPE will be the first company to enable suppliers to set science-based GHG reduction targets in their own operations. Launched in May, the program will enable 80% of manufacturing suppliers, by spend, to reduce their own emissions in line with the targets that climate science says is necessary to prevent dangerous global warming. This effort seeks to avoid 100 million tons of emissions by 2025, equivalent to taking 21 million passenger vehicles off the road for one year.
Last year, PepsiCo announced an ambitious set of goals as it redoubled its commitment to Performance with Purpose—the fundamental belief that business success is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world we share. One key element of this agenda is the company’s goal to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20 percent across its value chain by 2030. This goal has now been verified by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI), an organization which champions science-based approaches to reducing GHG emissions.
Unreasonable’s CEO Daniel Epstein is joined at the fireside by Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech and an alumnus of the Unreasonable Impact accelerator.
As a biotech startup that harnesses carbon waste and converts it into usable fuel (read: one of the most badass and potentially disruptive companies we know of), LanzaTech faces many challenges. Holmgren discusses her mission to convince legislators that carbon waste is not a liability, but an opportunity.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are an inherent challenge for all airlines, but that doesn’t mean we ignore them. So far, we’ve invested in new engine technology and smarter flying techniques to reduce emissions where possible. In 2015, we signed the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, committing to further reductions.
by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP
Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. At HP, we hold the conviction that the science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential. We all—country, industry, company, community and individual—have a shared responsibility to understand our impacts and to take action to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
Hosting over 200 events and 8 million visitors a year means minimising carbon footprint is an important focus for The O₂. John Marler, Senior Director, Energy and Environment at parent group AEG explains its industry-leading approach to sustainability.