National Grid Makes Climate Pledge to White House, Signs American Business Act

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National Grid Makes Climate Pledge to White House, Signs American Business Act

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 1:15pm

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This week National Grid joined 153 other companies who have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.

Pledge as seen on White House website:

National Grid is an international electricity and gas company based in the UK and northeastern US. We play a vital role in connecting millions of people safely, reliably, and efficiently to the energy they use.

We are at the heart of the great challenge of our time—climate change—which means delivering energy in a way that supports our world long into the future.

We continue to work with all our stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative, and affordable energy solutions.  To solve the climate change challenge, every player in the energy supply chain—including  system operators, generators, distributors, and policy makers—must collaborate at a level never seen before.

We are proud that our work, and our people, underpin the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors.

In support of our continued commitment to address climate change, National Grid pledges the following:

  • Reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050, from our 1990 base line, and 45% by 2020
  • As a founding member of One Future - a natural gas industry sector wide initiative - support its goal to reduce methane emissions across the natural gas industry to no more than 1 percent of national gross production by 2025

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Keywords: Environment & Climate Change | American Business Act | COP21 paris | National Grid | climate pledge | sustainability

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