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NRG Sustainable Operations | Reducing Carbon Emissions

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GHG emissions

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.

What Major Power Providers are Doing With Their Efficient Operations and how Companies can Utilize Renewable Energy Solutions

Better Alternatives
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By Belinda Sharr

Legacy energy producers and distributors have been the target of disruptive business models and technology for decades.

Adapting to competition and increased demand for low-carbon power, even the largest electric utilities and multinational gas and oil giants are behaving like innovative startups in today’s economy, engaging with one-time foes and leaning on corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners in an increasingly chaotic political atmosphere.

Use VSD Compressors, Save Energy (and Money)

by Erik Arfalk
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Whether you call it VFD, frequency converter or inverter, VSD technology by any other name is just as efficient. On average, VSD compressors use about 35 percent less energy than their fixed-speed counter parts. But what does a 35 percent reduction in energy costs really look like? Well, that depends on your plant.

Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio

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ELYRIA, Ohio, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services of Northern Ohio announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in the communities they serve. The expansion includes a new CNG fueling station and highly advanced maintenance facility, which will enable more efficient operations and service for customers throughout Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.

Carlsberg Group to Eliminate Carbon Emissions at Its Breweries by 2030

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The Carlsberg Group is taking action on global climate challenges with ambitious new targets set out in its Together Towards ZERO sustainability strategy.

Carlsberg has targets of eliminating carbon emissions at its breweries by 2030 through the use of climate-friendly technologies, and engaging its value chain to reduce its beer-in-hand carbon footprint by 30% by 2030.

ACI Sustainability Report: “Bold Collective Actions” Needed for Transformational Change

American Cleaning Institute Report, “Foundations for Transformation,” Showcases Steps Industry is Taking to Tackle Most Critical Issues
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  • CEO Melissa Hockstad Calls Upon Industry to “Consider Bold Collective Actions…to Drive Momentum” on Sustainability
  • “Cost of Non-Participation Will Eventually Catch-up to Those Who Sit on the Sidelines”
  • 4th Sustainability Report Data Show Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Increase in Renewable Energy Use
  • Record 37 ACI Member Companies Contribute to Sustainability Metrics Program 

CA Technologies Releases Latest Sustainability Report

Company Highlights Progress and Commits to Second Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target
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CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announced its commitment to reduce absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% by 2030, from a 2015 baseline, in its 8th annual Sustainability Report. The report highlights the company’s continued evolution of corporate social impact, from environmental stewardship to broader societal change. The report also demonstrates how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts are linked to CA’s business and positively benefits customers, employees and communities around the world.
 

UN's Patricia Espinosa Commends VMware, RE100 Members

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VMware is proud to be a part of the RE100; a global collaboration comprised of influential businesses that are committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity in partnership with The Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Today, the initiative is celebrating the addition of its 100th member organization.

Duke Energy’s $1 Million Grant Adds 200 EV Charging Stations Across North Carolina

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Between Main Street’s flowering trees and the patchwork facades of historic buildings, the Shute Family Parking Garden provides about 60 parking spaces for downtown Monroe, N.C. Soon, the parking garden will become even more green when the city installs its first electric vehicle charging station.

Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program

Priority programs and partnerships create social, environmental and business value
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DALLAS, June 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Kimberly-Clark Corporation today published its annual report on sustainability, providing the first update on the company's global progress toward its Sustainability 2022 goals.

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