By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Giant Eagle announced that it is helping to fight climate change and will seek to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2040.
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The company hopes to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2030.
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Giant Eagle says it will use the following steps to help achieve these goals:
- 100 percent conversion of Giant Eagle’s 200 truck fleet to alternative energy
- Infrastructure improvements aimed at CO2 reduction and energy efficiency, such as smart lighting solutions and greener HVAC systems
- Investing in green energy solutions, including direct purchase contracts for green electricity and other investments in renewable energy
- Investing in negative emissions technologies including carbon capture, soil retention and reforestation
That initiative will include power, cooling, and fuel used in stores, offices, and associated goods transportation, according to Giant Eagle. Giant Eagle also says it will focus on other sustainability efforts.
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