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Our Net-Zero Emissions Commitment

Each year, we take steps to reduce the carbon footprint of our facilities, fleet and energy operations to continue promoting responsible, eco-friendly practices that help preserve the environment.

On June 21, 2021, we announced a commitment to reduce company-wide direct greenhouse gas emissions from 2019 levels by at least 50 percent by 2030, and to net-zero emissions by 2050. These goals are part of Unitil’s overall commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainability and corporate responsibility, and are consistent with goals established under the Paris Climate Agreement. In addition to protecting the environment, we anticipate these actions will enhance operating efficiency and lower costs.

The plan to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions focuses on three key areas: Unitil-owned buildings, vehicles, and pipelines.

As Unitil is a distributor, but not a generator of energy, we will continue to work with customers, policymakers and industry leaders to reduce emissions from the energy supply delivered to customers.

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As a regional leader in energy delivery, we have a responsibility to reduce emissions from our own operations consistent with our nation’s climate goals, and those of the Paris Climate Agreement. Through our commitment and pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050, we will support the transition to a net-zero carbon economy."

Tom Meissner, Jr.
Unitil’s Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

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