Giant Eagle plans to reduce emissions by 50% for 2030.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Giant Eagle announced that it is contributing to the fight against climate change and will seek to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

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The company says it hopes to reduce its carbon dioxide output by 50% by 2030.

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Giant Eagle says it will use the following steps to achieve these goals:

  • 100 percent conversion of Giant Eagle’s 200-plus truck fleet to alternative energy
  • Infrastructure improvements that target carbon reduction and energy efficiency such as smart lighting solutions and greener HVAC systems
  • Investments into green energy solutions including direct green power purchasing agreements and other renewable power investments
  • Investments into negative emissions technologies which include carbon capture, soil sequestration and reforestation

This initiative will include electricity, refrigeration and fuel used in stores, offices and with related transit of goods, according to Giant Eagle. Giant Eagle also says it will focus on other sustainability efforts.

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