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The Home Depot Named Climate Action Leader and Expands Renewable Energy Initiatives
CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, has named The Home Depot to its Climate Change “A” list for cutting carbon emissions and alleviating climate risks. In this year’s CDP report, The Home Depot is aiming for a 50 percent reduction of carbon emissions by 2035.
“Managing carbon emissions has been a focus for Home Depot for the past 10 years,” says Ron Jarvis, vice president of environmental innovation.
As part of an overall renewable energy strategy, The Home Depot continues major investments in wind and solar by adding a third offsite wind project. The company will purchase enough wind energy from the Pretty Prairie Wind Project in Kansas to power about 40 stores for a year.
In addition to wind farms in Kansas, Texas and Mexico, the company also acquires energy from solar farms in Delaware, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Forty-five Home Depot stores have operational rooftop solar systems and the company plans to expand its residential rooftop solar offerings.
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