Weyerhaeuser shared its progress toward a companywide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2020 in its recently published sustainability report.
By the end of 2012, total greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 28 percent compared to a base year of 2000. The company has been able to achieve this reduction by consolidating operations to higher efficiency mills and replacing fossil fuels with carbon-neutral biomass fuels.
Apathy toward U.S. landfill gas capture projects means that more methane is being released into the atmosphere.
By Mark Mondik
For more than five years, proceeds from the sale of carbon offsets have played a vital role in helping fund the implementation and operation of gas collection and control systems (GCCS) at small to mid-size landfills in the U.S. In fact, for some projects, carbon offsets are the only source of revenue to meet annual operating costs, which run well into the tens (and often hundreds) of thousands of dollars per year.
Behind electricity, transportation is the second largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to the EPA. Twenty-seven percent of those transportation-related GHG emissions are attributed directly to freight trucks and commercial aircrafts.
In recognition of Earth Month 2013 Enbridge celebrates a few of the actions we are taking to track and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Just over a year ago, Enbridge began rolling out its first enterprise-wide sustainability reporting system. Known as EnCompass, the system is radically transforming the way the company tracks and reports its environmental and safety performance.
February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Intel was honored in the second annual Climate Leadership Awards for its demonstrated precedence in managing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in its internal operations. Intel also received this award in 2012. The U.S.
Nike, UPS and Unilever lead charge to increase revenue, cut emissions; Apple continues to lag tech sector; Fast food companies fall flat
Durham, NH, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – The message coming from top name brands is clear: climate change poses a threat to business in the form of increased costs and risks associated with extreme weather. As a result, companies are prioritizing the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and lower their carbon footprint. The findings are gleaned from non-profit Climate Counts’ sixth annual scoring release which rates major consumer brands on their approach to climate change.
Darden’s overarching sustainability mission is to ensure it conserves and preserves resources for the company and the greater global good. Darden's sustainability efforts are integrated into its operations in a variety of ways, from how the company designs and builds new restaurants; to how it harness the enthusiasm of the people who work in them; to how it sets thermostats and the type of appliances it uses.