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Going Beyond the Tech Ecosystem: How Tech is Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

On this Earth Day, addressing climate change remains one of the most critical global issues of our time.  Technology companies recognize the urgent need to accelerate deployment of new tech that will help our communities become safer and cleaner.  In this week's Tech At Work, learn how they are helping our planet through innovation and action.  Whether it is going carbon neutral, committing to zero waste operations, or relying upon 100 percent renewable energy to power facilities — tech is stepping up to build a cleaner and more sustainable future

Cisco Commits $100 Million to Fight Climate Change

The Cisco Foundation is investing $100 million over the next decade to fund projects that reduce carbon emissions and increase community awareness.

ChargePoint's Mission of a Cleaner Future is Delivering Results

Since ChargePoint launched, they have powered 2.6 billion electric miles, eliminated the need for 107 million gallons of gasoline, and have prevented 387 thousand metric tons of greenhouse gases.

GM will Offer 30 New Electric Vehicles and 2,700 Fast Chargers in the Next 5 Years

GM has accelerated its sustainability efforts and by 2026, will have 30 electric vehicles in the market and have installed over 2,700 fast chargers powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

Uber is Enabling 100 Percent of Rides on Zero Emission Vehicles by 2040

Uber is committing to become a fully zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100 percent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles.  By 2030, Uber will have 100 percent of rides take place in EVs in U.S., Canadian, and European cities.

HPE and Facebook Launch Initiative to Make Low-Carbon Tech Patents Freely Available

HPE and Facebook announced a joint initiative that aims to accelerate breakthroughs in low-carbon technologies to address climate change by making key patented technologies widely accessible.

Bloom Energy and the San Jose Sharks have a Successful First Year of Partnership

In 2019, the San Jose Sharks worked with Bloom to power their ice rink, circulate clean air, and freeze the ice.  To date, the partnership has resulted in the reduction of carbon output by 1.7 million pounds.

Honeywell Pledges to be Carbon Neutral by 2035

Honeywell pledged to be carbon neutral in their facilities and operations by 2035. The company will also examine and evaluate emissions in their supply chain to quantify them and address them where possible.

Zoox Commits to Targeting Net Zero Emissions by 2040

Zoox has taken The Climate Pledge and commits to sustainability through an all-electric fleet producing no emissions during travel and taking proactive measures to reduce its carbon footprint.

HP Set to Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2040 and Zero Waste in Operations by 2025

HP released a set of ambitious goals to combat climate change focus on carbon neutrality, circularity, zero waste, ocean conversation, and reforestation.

Amazon Pledges to be Carbon Neutral by 2040 — 10 Years Ahead of the Paris Accord

AT&T Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2035

Verizon's Operations will be Carbon Neutral by 2035

NI's Buildings will be Zero Waste by 2030

SmileDirectClub is Turning Printer Waste Into Production Quality Auto Parts

eBay's Recommerce Initiative Promotes Sustainability and Reduces Landfill Waste

PayPal to Reach Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2040

Salesforce will use 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2022

Cruise's California Fleet is Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Turo is Now Offsetting 100 Percent of the Carbon Used on All Trips

Oracle has Over 40 Green Teams Globally Working to Promote Sustainability Initiatives

DoorDash Now Offers Recyclable and Compostable Packaging to Merchants

What's New in Tech

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is Building a $35 Million Supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research

HPE announced a partnership with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to improve predictions of wildfires, hurricanes, and solar storms.  NCAR will use the new system to develop accurate digital models for a wide range of earth’s phenomenal events.

The new system is powered by the HPE Cray EX supercomputer, and is nearly 3.5 times faster than NCAR’s existing system, which it will replace in 2022.  This is a major step forward in supercomputing power, providing the scientific community with cutting-edge technology to better understand Earth.

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What We're Saying

TechNet Blog: Embracing Tomorrow's Tech Today Will Help Save Our Planet

Technology companies are committed to addressing climate change. Through innovation, technology is driving a cleaner, brighter, more energy-efficient future.  In TechNet's Earth Day blog post, learn why now is the time for the government to take action before it's too late.  Federal investment combined with private sector innovation will help save our planet while simultaneously adding jobs, growing our economy, and strengthening America's global leadership.

Read more here.

TechNet Strongly Supports Passage of the Bipartisan Endless Frontier Act

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