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Counting Our Carbon

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For the first time, Domtar’s Transportation and Logistics team estimated the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping pulp and paper products to our customers. The results: an estimated 349,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016.

We noted that while our pulp products traveled about 1.7 times more total miles than our paper products to reach our customers, the carbon footprint for pulp was approximately 43 percent less than for our paper products.

Generating Business Value from GHG Management

Success Strategies to be Explored in February Webinar
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Companies around the world are responding to government, investor, and customer pressures by implementing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management plans.  A key challenge in the implementation of these plans is identifying a strong business case in order to justify the costs entailed, and to ensure that the approach can be sustained financially in the long run.

Major Investors Applaud Move to Stay the Course on GHG Rules

Auto industry, consumers and economy benefit from GHG standards
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BOSTON, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would stay the course on 2012 greenhouse gas  (GHG) standards for automobiles and light duty trucks, major investors released statements supporting the decision:

Domtar’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions are Less than Half the Average Producer in Asia

Highlights from Domtar’s 2016 Sustainability Update
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Total direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from purchased energy at our pulp and paper mills have been reduced by 15 percent since 2010, meeting our 2020 target ahead of schedule.  These reductions have primarily been realized by: fuel switching from coal to less carbon-intensive natural gas, increasing on-site cogeneration of electricity and reducing pulp and paper production in alignment with market demand.

Technology Takes a Big Bite Out of GHGs

Mobile compressor stations keep natural gas in the pipe
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Back in 1978 when the pulldown compressor station was invented by TransCanada, likely nobody — not even the inventors — realized the full extent of the “Eureka!” moment they were having.

Unlike permanent compressor stations, which are necessary to ensure natural gas continues to flow throughout the pipeline system, pulldown compressors (also known as transfer compressors) move on flat-bed trucks to assist in pipeline maintenance activities. These mobile stations move across Canada to help divert gas out of pipeline sections that are shut down for maintenance.

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

JetBlue Invites Customers to Get Onboard with Carbon Offsetting for Eighth Annual “One Thing That’s Green®” Initiative

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-- To celebrate Earth Month JetBlue Will Offset All Customers’ Travel for the Month of April, Helping to Reduce Emissions From Jet Fuel --

-- The BlueCity Whose TrueBlue Members Donate the Most TrueBlue Points to CarbonFund.org During the Month of May Will Receive a New Greenspace to Breathe New Life into Their Local Community --

How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?

As the industry grows, so does concern over the environmental impact.
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As the world seeks cleaner power, solar energy capacity has increased sixfold in the past five years. Yet manufacturing all those solar panels, a Tuesday report shows, can have environmental downsides.
 
Fabricating the panels requires caustic chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and hydrofluoric acid, and the process uses water as well as electricity, the production of which emits greenhouse gases. It also creates waste. These problems could undercut solar's ability to fight climate change and reduce environmental toxics.
 

Sustainability, Climate Change and AECOM's Plan for Long Island (Part 3 of 3)

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Home to more than 2.8 million residents, New York's Long Island is one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. The final part in the three-video series, this video addresses how AECOM's sustainability plan is helping communities to address risk, mitigate greenhouse gases, and become more resilient to climate change.

Learn more about AECOM's Long Island Regional Sustainability Plan. 

 

Owens Corning 2013 Sustainability Report

Footprint reduction and handprint expansion points toward a net-positive future
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July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced significant progress toward achieving its 2020 environmental footprint goals, and declared its intentions to expand its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities. The company released those results today in its eighth annual Sustainability Report.

The company defines its handprint as the net-positive effects of its products, market-leading work to drive energy efficiency and climate-impact improvements across the built environment, and improving the lives of employees, their families and their communities.

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