The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a commitment from more than 90 companies and organizations to reduce their Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 through DOE’s Better Climate Challenge. This national public-private partnership calls on organizations across the country to set portfolio-wide greenhouse gas reduction targets and share their innovative solutions and best practices with partners and across industries.
DOE will provide technical assistance and convene peer-to-peer exchanges to facilitate solution sharing across facilities and fleets.
Any organization with a portfolio of buildings/plants/housing in the US is welcome to join. Among the inaugural partners in the Better Climate Challenge are vehicle makers and suppliers, including:
|GHG reduction||Energy Intensity reduction|
|Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems||Minimum 50%||25%|
30% in Water Intensity
|General Motors||Min 50%||25%|
|Nissan North America||Min 50%||15%
15% in Water Intensity
|Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America||Min 50%||20%
20% in Water Intensity
|Volvo Group North America||50%||25%|
Participants in the Challenge will make available portfolio-wide energy performance and scope 1 and 2 emissions data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and/or a data collection spreadsheet. They will report data annually for the duration of the 10-year challenge.