TWC sets another carbon reduction goal: 30% in two years

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent by the end of 2016.

The environmentally conscious move comes after the MSO far exceeded a two-year goal, stated in 2012, to reduce its carbon footprint by 15 percent. TWC announced in March that had succeeded in reducing its carbon footprint by 38 percent.

The company said its new goal will be achieved by investing in fuel-efficient vehicles, which includes a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and its Clean Cities Clean Fleets initiative. 

TWC also said it will aim to reduce cooling power consumption, pursue LEED elements in all new buildings, as well as investigate renewable energy opportunities. 

"TWC had great results in our previous goal to reduce carbon intensity so we've doubled our goal to 30 percent for 2015 through 2016," said David Flessas, TWC's senior VP of network operations and executive lead of TWC's Go Green initiative.

TWC's reduction in carbon emission works hand-in-hand with the economic benefits posed by the tech company's participation in the SCTE's "Energy 2020" initiative, which is aiming for significant decreases in cable industry power usage over the next five years.

The program, administrated by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, wants to reduce cable industry spending on electrical power by 25 percent by 2020. 

For more:
- read this TWC press release

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