Carbon neutrality

STMicroelectronics’ Bouskoura plant to use 50% of renewable energy sources by 2022

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

A project that advances STMicroelectronics commitment to sourcing renewable energy and becoming carbon-neutral by 2027.

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  • A project that advances STMicroelectronics commitment to sourcing renewable energy and becoming carbon-neutral by 2027.
  • STMicroelectronics has been present in Bouskoura for over 20 years with a back-end plant which employs 2,800 people.
  • We are proud to call on renewable and local energy sources to help the Company reach its goal of carbon neutrality, while also supporting the Moroccan governments commitment to the energy transition.
  • Rajita DSouza, President, Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility at STMicroelectronics, added, STMicroelectronics has committed to procuring 100% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2027, thanks to a combination of on-site solar power installations and agreements to purchase green-certified renewable energies.

Rio Tinto signs groundbreaking renewable energy agreement in Madagascar

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:14pm

Rio Tinto has signed a power purchasing agreement for a new renewable energy plant to power the operations of its QMM ilmenite mine in Fort Dauphin, Southern Madagascar.

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  • Rio Tinto has signed a power purchasing agreement for a new renewable energy plant to power the operations of its QMM ilmenite mine in Fort Dauphin, Southern Madagascar.
  • This project, which uses solar and wind energy, will significantly contribute towards Rio Tintos operations in Madagascar achieving its carbon neutral objective by 2023.
  • Rio Tinto Minerals Chief Executive Sinead Kaufman said: With this flagship project, QMM is leading the way at Rio Tinto and in Madagascar in utilizing renewable energy to power mining operations and reduce carbon emissions.
  • QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM), is a joint venture between Rio Tinto (80%) and the government of Madagascar (20%).

First-of-Its-Kind “Pathways to Dairy Net Zero” Initiative to Raise Climate Ambition for the Global Dairy Sector

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 10:00am

A first-of-its-kind Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being developed to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector.

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  • A first-of-its-kind Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being developed to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector.
  • Pathways to Dairy Net Zero will officially launch during the UN Food Systems Summit in September and aims to generate commitments at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, in November.
  • Climate change and the global dairy cattle sector: The role of the dairy sector in a lowcarbon future.
  • Collaborators include Global Dairy Platform, International Dairy Federation, Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform, International Livestock Research Institute, Dairy Sustainability Framework and IFCN Dairy Research Network.

Scala Data Centers guarantees its customers 100% renewable energy by 2033 in Brazil

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

"Offering solutions to decarbonize our customers' operations is in line with ENGIE's purpose of acting to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon neutral society.

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  • "Offering solutions to decarbonize our customers' operations is in line with ENGIE's purpose of acting to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon neutral society.
  • Scala Data Centers leads the sustainability agenda among information technology (ICT) organizations in Latin America.
  • Sustainability has been in the company's DNA since its foundation, which has allowed Scala to be the first Latin American data center company to operate 100% with renewable and certified energy.
  • Scala Data Centers is the Sustainable Hyperscalable Data Centers platform based in Brazil and founded by DigitalBridge.

Historic Climate Legislation Becomes Law

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

SEATTLE, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend, the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, officially became lawpositioning Washington State as a national climate leader with one of the most progressive climate laws paving the way to net zero emissions by the year 2050.

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  • SEATTLE, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend, the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, officially became lawpositioning Washington State as a national climate leader with one of the most progressive climate laws paving the way to net zero emissions by the year 2050.
  • In addition, the bill complements existing climate policies in the transportation, power, and building sectors.
  • "It's great to finally see this bill become a reality," said David Giuliani, founder of the Washington Business Alliance and early supporter of the legislation.
  • More About Clean & Prosperous Washington, a project of the Washington Business Alliance
    The Washington Business Alliance launched Clean & Prosperous Washington (CaPWA) in support of the Climate Commitment Act legislation.

CTX to debut cross-border trading of tokens backed by China's carbon credits

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:00am

SINGAPORE, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberdyne Tech Exchange (CTX) said today that its digital exchange will soon debut cross-border trading of its proprietary Carbon Neutrality Tokens (CNTs) to be backed by the carbon credits of China, the world's largest carbon market.

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  • SINGAPORE, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberdyne Tech Exchange (CTX) said today that its digital exchange will soon debut cross-border trading of its proprietary Carbon Neutrality Tokens (CNTs) to be backed by the carbon credits of China, the world's largest carbon market.
  • CTX, backed by the US$2 billion Asia Green Fund, said its CNTs will pave the way for carbon credits to be transferred across international borders.
  • CTX's carbon neutrality token contains shared carbon information including emission records and tracing, carbon offsetting, carbon capture, storage, and reuse.
  • Dr Bai disclosed that CTX is also in talks with institutions in Europe and North America to issue tokens on its exchange.

SAI Released the First Carbon Footprint Report of the Computing Industry to Promote the Industry to "zero" Carbon Emissions

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 4:34am

In this context, SAI Technology, the first technology company integrating clean energy horizontally, also released the SAI Technology 2021 Carbon Footprint Report.

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  • In this context, SAI Technology, the first technology company integrating clean energy horizontally, also released the SAI Technology 2021 Carbon Footprint Report.
  • The prerequisite for achieving carbon neutrality is to monitor carbon emission data and analyze carbon footprint and carbon measurement.
  • At a time when the global carbon footprint is being taken more seriously, SAI Technologies has released the first carbon footprint report for the supercomputing and digital asset industry.
  • SAI took the lead in taking itself as an example and released the industry's first carbon footprint report to advocate green and innovation.

Yamaha Motor to Establish Environmental Technology Investment Fund

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 7272) announced that it plans to establish an investment fund seeking potential business partners and startups for collaborations that will accelerate the development of environmental technologies.

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  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 7272) announced that it plans to establish an investment fund seeking potential business partners and startups for collaborations that will accelerate the development of environmental technologies.
  • The Yamaha Motor group has set a new goal of aiming for carbon neutrality throughout all of its business activities, including across the life cycles of its products,* by 2050.
  • The planned fund will aid in Yamaha Motor achieving its targets by supporting new businesses that contribute to the preservation and/or progress of the global environment.
  • The Yamaha Motor group aims to help build new businesses that will lead to carbon-negative solutions in the environmental resources field.

SAI Released the 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Sustainable Development Report

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 5:58pm

SAI's corporate sustainability program is comprised of its environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives that focus on material issues to positively impact the key stakeholders.

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  • SAI's corporate sustainability program is comprised of its environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives that focus on material issues to positively impact the key stakeholders.
  • SAI was established in 2019 and has been committed to solving the problem of energy costs of computing.
  • If SAI stretches the timeline, SAI will find that energy costs will account for the largest proportion.
  • According to the recent SAI Carbon Footprint Report, SAI is able to achieve carbon neutrality in 2022.

Vuse makes waves as the first global carbon neutral vape brand

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:16pm

LONDON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BAT's Vuse celebrates its position as the first global carbon neutral vape brand with a carbon neutral summer voyage down the Thames in London, home of BAT's global headquarters.

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  • LONDON, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BAT's Vuse celebrates its position as the first global carbon neutral vape brand with a carbon neutral summervoyage down the Thames in London, home of BAT's global headquarters.
  • "Vuse is a leading global brand with ever-increasing scale, which allows us to drive global supply chain efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Vuse's carbon neutrality was certified by BAT's sustainability partner, Vertis, in May 2021 as a world-first global vape brand achievement and a significant contribution to BAT's ambitious climate targets, including carbon neutrality across its own operations by 2030.
  • In March 2021, BAT announced a further ambition to be carbon neutral across its value chain by 2050, representing around 90% of its total carbon footprint.