NYSE Euronext Goes Carbon-Neutral
The parent company of markets including the New York Stock Exchange said it reached carbon neutral status for 2010 through energy efficiency and conservation efforts, plus purchase of Green-e certified renewable energy certificates and carbon offsets.
The RECs, purchased from 3Degrees, match the company’s electricity usage. The carbon offsets, also purchased from 3Degrees, take into account all aspects of NYSE Euronext’s carbon emissions, including electricity usage, onsite generators, vehicles and employee travel.
NYSE Euronext’s green power and carbon balancing commitment will help avoid an estimated 91,508 metric tons of CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, the company said, equivalent to the emissions from the use of electricity at 11,105 average homes.
In April the New York Stock Exchange announced that it was purchasing renewable energy credits to offset the 28 million kWh it uses annually, taking that market carbon-neutral.
Recent conservation efforts at NYSE Euronext have included the installation of an array of solar panels at its Basildon, England data center, which the market operator says is the largest installation of its kind in the United Kingdom. The array is capable of meeting up to 20 percent of the data center’s current power requirements, and NYSE Euronext says it is considering similar initiatives for its U.S. locations.
The company was named last year to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the Carbon Disclosure Project’s S&P 500 Leadership Index.
“By matching our energy use with these certificates and offsets, we are both mitigating our carbon footprint and helping to accelerate the low-carbon, renewable-energy economy,” said chief executive officer Duncan L. Niederauer. “We are proud to be taking this leadership position among global exchange groups and we will continue to seek out responsible and effective ways to contribute to a sustainable environment.”
Energy Manager News
- Clauses to Consider in Green Leases
- Bahama Yacht Club to Generate Power from Solid Waste
- Duke Energy, USF Launch Solar Battery Research Initiative
- Energy Storage Helps Hotel Reduce Demand Charges by 10%
- EU Smart Campus Pilot Achieves 30% Energy Savings
- Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power
- Los Angeles Shopping Center Installs 504 kW Solar
- SustainCo Wins $575,000 Contract for Energy Management Controls