Norfolk Southern to purchase 100% renewable energy in Altoona and Reading, Pennsylvania
Norfolk Southern Corporation announced that it will purchase 100% renewable energy to power the company’s operations in the Altoona and Reading regions through agreements with Penelec and Met-Ed utilities. Already one of the most sustainable industries, shipping by rail instead of truck lowers carbon emissions by 75% on average, relieves traffic congestion, and reduces the wear on public infrastructure.
All electricity purchased by Norfolk Southern in its regions served by the Penelec and Met-Ed utilities will be generated from renewable sources, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, or hydroelectric. Specifically, these agreements will offset emissions produced from the electricity used to power Norfolk Southern offices and facilities in the regions, known as Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, Norfolk Southern will use renewable energy sources for approximately 28% of its electricity consumption in Pennsylvania.