Energy Impact Partners are proud to present our first ever 2018 portfolio-wide carbon and water inventories, revealing the positive environmental impacts of EIP’s investments.
EIP recognizes that changes to the earth’s climate system caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) pose an existential threat to human society.
Human-caused climate change is already contributing to increasingly severe weather changes that exacerbate environmental, social, economic, and political problems in many parts of the world.
In response to scientific consensus, investors and leaders in every industry are starting to emphasize the importance of reducing the climate and other environmental impacts of their operations. Many electric utilities, including the partner utilities in EIP’s coalition, have made great progress in reducing their environmental impacts, including commitments to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 or sooner.
To measure our portfolio’s performance towards these goals we have prepared our first annual Environmental Metrics Report 2018. The purpose of this is to contribute to a responsibility shared by all investors, funds, and companies today — to support sustainable development and climate solutions.
Our 2018 report shows that our investments helped enable savings of:
772,000 metric tons of CO2-equivalent;
- 1.1 million megawatt-hours of electricity;
- 23 million gallons of gasoline;
- 470 metric tons of nitrogen oxides;
- 500 metric tons of sulphur dioxide; and
- 660 million gallons of freshwater
To learn more about our impact measurement approach and computations, click to download the full report.