Saturday, February 28, 2009

Center-NC To Initiate CO2 Reduction Program

The Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (Center) has established a Carbon Dioxide Reduction (CDR) Program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by recruiting companies and individuals to participate in a flexible work schedule that will primarily include telecommuting, but could also utilize other practices and technologies. Total emissions of carbon dioxide in the United States and its territories were 5,795.6 million metric tons in 2002, according to the Energy Information Administration . Carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector, at 1,849.7 million metric tons, accounted for 32.3 percent of total U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2002. (Energy Information Administration)

The Carbon Dioxide Reduction Program is designed to reduce emissions of the primary greenhouse gas from vehicles by promoting the use of broadband telecommuting to take vehicles off of the road, thus eliminating the CO2 that would have otherwise been emitted during the drive to and from work. The Center will work with other companies, institutions and organizations to recruit participants for the program. The Center will partner with primary partner companies that are promoting a broadband-based climate change program to serve as a verification entity for our participant recruiting.

Center North Carolina Branch Opened

We are proud to announce that the Center for Environment, Commerce & Energy (Center) has opened in North Carolina and will be based in Charlotte thanks to Deon Bradley, who will serve as director of the branch.