Holcim announced that its Midlothian, TX plant has qualified for a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership and is now an EPA Green Power Partner. As a result, Holcim is among a select group of leaders in the green power market whose commitment to green power is accelerating the development of new renewable energy capacity nationwide, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
"Holcim (US) takes the management and reduction of CO2 emissions very seriously," says Jason Morin, vice president, environmental and government affairs for Holcim (US). "We are committed to managing the total impact of our energy consumption throughout the entire organization. Minimizing our use of non-renewable natural resources is one of our key strategies to reduce our carbon footprint. We are able to accomplish this by maximising the fuel efficiency of our equipment, sourcing alternative fuels, and using the most efficient transportation methods available."
The EPA Green Power Partnership is available to renewable energy leaders whose green power use meets or exceeds EPA’s green power use requirements. Partner organisations must buy green power in amounts proportional to their annual electricity use. According to the EPA, electricity generation can be one of the largest environmental impacts associated with an organisation’s operations.