FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 14, 2018
Today the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) welcomes L’Oréal USA as its newest member. As part of the RTC, L’Oréal USA will be joining a coalition of manufacturers, state and local governments, and environmental organizations committed to increasing options for access to sustainable, cost-competitive renewable thermal energy.
Earlier this year, L’Oréal USA announced that its Operations would be carbon neutral by 2019 through the purchase of enough renewable natural gas from a landfill facility in Kentucky to match its use at all 19 of its US manufacturing and distribution centers. With the RTC, L’Oréal USA will be continuing its work to expand its impact by teaming up across industries to develop ways renewable heating and cooling solutions can be accelerated to reduce emissions.
“We are proud to be able to achieve carbon neutrality in 2019 for our US Operations through an innovative approach that addresses our thermal emissions,” said Jay Harf. “We look forward to joining RTC to share our experience and help shape the future direction of this important renewable energy market.”
“Energy used for heating and cooling accounts for approximately 50 percent of global final energy demand and 39 percent of energy-related carbon emissions. This represents a significant gap in the market where we’re not meeting consumer demand,” said Bryn Baker, Deputy Director of Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund. “Together with the RTC partners, L’Oréal USA is helping scale up renewable heating and cooling options that provide new ways for companies to meet and exceed renewable energy goals.”
About the Renewable Thermal Collaborative:
The RTC was launched in September of 2017 under the umbrella of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) to help manufacturers, cities, and environmental organizations tackle barriers to renewable thermal energy. The RTC is led by its current members—Cargill, General Motors, Kimberly-Clark, Mars, P&G, and the City of Philadelphia—and is facilitated by World Wildlife Fund, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and David Gardiner and Associates.