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Fairchild Semiconductor Hosts Annual Meeting for Northeast Corporations for Clim

South Portland, Maine − Fairchild Semiconductor recently hosted the annual Northeast Corporations for Climate Action meeting at the company's Western Avenue plant.

Organized by Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP), a non-profit organization based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire that is dedicated to finding and promoting solutions to global warming, the meeting reviewed the federal energy bill, The Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and the Governor's Carbon Challenge. CA-CP works with companies to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases.

Fairchild has been lauded globally as an environmentally friendly company because of its significant efforts to protect air and water quality and to reduce its carbon emissions. As part of the CA-CP annual meeting, Fairchild provided a tour of the South Portland manufacturing plant, during which the company showcased a number of projects designed to reduce GHG emissions by reducing electrical and fuel consumption. For example, the attendees saw first hand how Fairchild makes chilled water during the "heating season" by using the outside air to cool water instead of the alternative approach of running electric chillers. In addition, panelists from Fairchild explained how the c ompany plans to continue voluntarily reducing its carbon emissions through commitments it made with the EPA Performance Track Program, The Maine Department of Environmental Protection Step-Up Program and Climate Leaders.

Featured speakers included Susan Tierney, a former assistant secretary for policy in the U.S. Department of Energy, and Dawn Gallagher, commissioner of The Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Participating companies included Poland Spring, Tom's of Maine, TD Banknorth, NA and Staples.

Jueves, 06 Octubre, 2005 - 11:00
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