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Title    Supermarket Giant to Slash Emissions 60% by 2025, 100% Renewable by 2030
Date    Friday May 19 2017, @03:11PM
Author    charon
Topic   
from the so-many-trees-to-hug dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/05/19/0637207

Phoenix666 writes:

Now Business Green reports that the company [Tesco] is making a firm, long-term commitment to the fight against climate change. Specifically, that commitment includes a promise to slash its own operational greenhouse emissions 60% by 2025, and by 100% by 2050. It has also promised to run on 100% renewable energy by 2030. In the process, it became the first UK supermarket to have its climate change plans approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative.

Of course, even with these impressive goals, much remains to be done. As WWF's ['World Wide Fund for Nature' aka 'World Wildlife Fund'] head of climate and energy, Gareth Redmond-King, notes in the Business Green article, Tesco is a major retailer of gasoline and diesel due to the gas (petrol!) stations it runs at its stores. And a related commitment to slash supply chain emissions by only 17% by 2030 is not nearly as impressive as its own operational emissions targets.

Source: Treehugger.com


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  1. "Phoenix666" - https://soylentnews.org/~Phoenix666/
  2. "a firm, long-term commitment to the fight against climate change." - http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3010026/tesco-pledges-to-go-100-per-cent-renewable-powered-by-2030
  3. "the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative" - http://sciencebasedtargets.org/
  4. "Treehugger.com" - https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/supermarket-giant-slash-emissions-60-2025-100-renewable-2030.html
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=20258

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