EPA Recognizes LG as Green Power Leader
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA has been named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 30 list of the largest green power users among technology and telecommunications partners within the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
This year marks the first time LG appears on the Top 30 Tech and Telecom list, following the company’s purchase of 17,000 megawatt-hours of renewable electricity in 2019 – representing 80 percent of electricity for U.S office, laboratory and warehouse operations. Renewable energy was an important carbon reduction tool for the company in meeting its 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent, a year early.
“EPA applauds LG for its commitment to using green power and for taking a leadership position on the environment,” said James Critchfield, Program Manager of EPA's Green Power Partnership. “LG is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provides an excellent example for other businesses to invest in environmental progress.”
LG incorporated renewable energy through green energy contracts for power and renewable energy credits from verified sources across multiple facilities in four states. To tackle energy loads with limited access to renewables, LG purchased renewable energy credits which contributed to the total emissions reduction of 50 percent compared with a 2008 baseline.
LG now has set its sights on the next-generation goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. The company will strive to reach net-zero emissions through measures such as highly energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, fleet electrification, and carbon offset projects that encourage the development and adoption of a low-carbon lifestyle.
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