Pro Hockey Shoots for Zero Global Warming Pollution

Posted by Mike Confino, December 21, 2014


The National Hockey League will significantly reduce its carbon footprint—as well as the greenhouse gas emissions of its 30 franchise teams—through improved energy conservation, detailed efficiency analyses and the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) under a newly signed agreement with Constellation Energy Group, the league announced yesterday.

The deal, which officials say brings the NHL to the fore among major sports leagues for its climate mitigation activities, will rely heavily on the use of Green-e Climate certified carbon offsets derived from wind energy and landfill gas-generated power, and RECs. These are attached to the power generation and sold in voluntary carbon markets as a means to generate more revenue for clean energy development.

via Pro Hockey Shoots for Zero Global Warming Pollution – Scientific American.

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