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AMD Releases Global Climate Protection Plan

AMD has released its Global Climate Protection Plan, highlighting the company’s environmental strategy and goals.

Since publishing its first annual Global Climate Protection Plan in 2001, AMD says it has exceeded its EPA Climate Leaders goal to reduce by 2007 greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent through decreasing the company’s normalized greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent since 2002.

AMD says it reached these goals by expanding its wafer fabrication operations in Dresden, Germany, which are powered by trigeneration plants; reducing absolute PFC emissions by more than 95 percent below 1995 levels; purchasing 100 percent renewable energy for its Austin, Texas operations; and reducing normalized energy consumption nearly 40 percent.

AMD’s 2007 Global Climate Protection Plan sets new goals to:

  • Further reduce normalized greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent (as measured by carbon equivalent emissions/manufacturing index) by 2010 against a baseline year of 2006.
  • Further reduce normalized energy use (as measured by kilowatt hours (kWh)/manufacturing index) by 40 percent by 2010 relative to the 2006 baseline year.

Earlier this year, AMD announced the results of a study it commissioned that calculated the total power used by servers both in the U.S. and around the world.

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