February 14

How One of the World’s Biggest Carbon Emitters Got a Factory to Zero Emissions

By Phred Dvorak

Panasonic Corp. got its highest-emitting Chinese factory to “virtually net zero” carbon dioxide. It took six years, showing how difficult it can be for companies to reduce their environmental footprints to deal with climate change.

The Japanese electronics giant has pledged to eliminate or offset all of the greenhouse-gas emissions generated by its operations by 2030. But even tackling that one factory, which produces batteries in the city of Wuxi, near Shanghai, was tough, company officials say.

Photo courtesy of Dale Moore.

Source: The Wall Street Journal (link opens in a new window)

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