DFW International Airport Wins Greenhouse Gas Management Award

The airport management indicated it plans to achieve additional reduction goals by increasing renewable energy and alternative fuel use; by integrating best available energy-efficient technology; and by expanding partnerships with airlines, regulatory agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, business associations, and other stakeholders.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport announced May 16 it is the first U.S. airport to receive the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leadership Award for Greenhouse Gas Management.

"DFW is honored to be the first Airport recipient of the EPA award for Greenhouse Gas Management. We are committed to leadership in sustainability within our industry and will continue to focus on reducing our carbon footprint. This award reinforces we are on the right track in serving our airport and the North Texas region," said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW International Airport.

EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership co-sponsors the Climate Leadership Awards with two partners—the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry, which work to call leaders' attention to the management and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. One of three recipients for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management Goal Setting, DFW Airport is being recognized for publicly reporting and verifying organization-wide greenhouse gas inventories and setting aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals -- specifically, for setting a target of an annual 2 percent reduction in its direct and indirect GHG emissions from 2010 to 2020. The other recipients are IBM and MetLife, Inc.

"I am proud to distinguish Dallas Fort Worth International Airport for its outstanding actions and dedication to reduce harmful carbon pollution that leads to climate change," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said, adding that the airport "is leading the way towards a healthy environment and demonstrates that meeting challenges of a changing climate can be done."

The airport management indicated it plans to achieve additional reduction goals by increasing renewable energy and alternative fuel use; by integrating best available energy-efficient technology; and by expanding partnerships with airlines, regulatory agencies, academia, nongovernmental organizations, business associations, and other stakeholders. As of March 1, 2016, the airport has expanded its use of renewable energy to 40 percent, has reduced costs, and has doubled airport renewable energy use during the past two years.

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