Fonterra pledges to cut greenhouse gases

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A dramatic pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions has been made by New Zealand’s largest economic entity, Fonterra.
The company has pledged to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2015 levels.
It has also set a target of zero net emissions by 2050.
In a statement, Fonterra said its plan would cover both on-farm operations and work at its factories and transport links.
It would achieve this by improving energy efficiency, and by using low emission energy in the first place.
As part of this move, the company pledged to have 100 electric vehicles within its light vehicle fleet by 2019.
“We are committed to helping New Zealand achieve its Paris Climate Agreement commitments,” said Fonterra’s Chief Operating Officer Robert Spurway.
The move comes after years of criticism of Fonterra for its use of coal as an energy source in its milk drying plants.

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  1. Great! That is good news! I am glad to hear that nz is trying to make things better for the environment.

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