PepsiCo yesterday announced it will transition to 100 per cent renewable electricity for its US direct operations over the course of 2020, deploying a range of clean energy solutions to reach that goal. The US is the food and beverage giant’s largest market and the firm expects that shifting to renewable electricity there will deliver a 20 per cent reduction in its global direct greenhouse gas emissions. The move accelerates progress towards its overarching goal of reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its global value chain by 20 per cent by 2030, against a 2015 baseline.
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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Tuesday she will sign an executive order that aims to make the state the first in the nation to be powered completely by renewable energy by the end of the decade. In the annual State of the State speech to lawmakers, the Democratic governor called for addressing climate change “with urgency.” Rhode Island is the nation’s leader in offshore wind, Raimondo said in prepared remarks, and there will be enough offshore wind energy to power half of the homes in the state in a few years. The first U.S. offshore wind farm began operating off Block Island in late 2016.
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