20th-annual Luminant Environmental Review and new environmental fact sheets now available
As Texas' largest power generator, Luminant has long made environmental stewardship and innovation a daily mindset. In 2010 alone, Luminant:
- Planted almost 1.2 million trees on previously mined land as part of a program that sets the standard in land reclamation
- Remained the No. 1 purchaser of wind power in the state, purchasing enough to serve almost 400,000 Texans
- Avoided, eliminated or offset 24 million tons of carbon dioxide in one of the nation's largest individual company efforts
- Recycled almost 2.1 billion pounds of materials, reducing waste and saving landfill space and raw materials
These accomplishments and many others are featured in Luminant's 2010 Environmental Review, released today. The eight-page, quick-reference resource offers fingertip access to the company's environmental accomplishments, with new, supplementary environmental fact sheets, ranging from climate stewardship to wind leadership.
“This Environmental Review marks a milestone – it's our 20th-annual report,” said Shawn Glacken, senior vice president, environmental services. “We have kept our commitment to report publicly on our environmental programs. Even more importantly, we continue to maintain an excellent compliance record and provide reliable and increasingly clean sources of electricity to help power Texas.”
Additional Luminant accomplishments include:
- Developing sustainable forests across Texas with the planting of more than 30 million trees
- Progressing on a $1 billion environmental retrofit program, the largest voluntary emissions-reduction plan ever undertaken by a power company; the program is on track to reduce key emissions rates across the Luminant legacy coal fleet to below U.S. averages
- Leading the industry in mercury control by voluntarily equipping the entire coal-fueled generation fleet with activated carbon sorbent injection technology, one of the most effective systems available to reduce mercury emissions
- Exploring and investing in new and emerging solutions to produce even cleaner, more efficient power for the future through public-private partnerships and evaluation of technology at its own facilities
For more information on Luminant and its environmental programs, visit https://www.luminant.com/.
Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development operations. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is also the largest purchaser of wind-generated electricity in Texas and fifth largest in the United States. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in Texas. Visit https://www.luminant.com/ or http://www.energyfutureholdings.com/ for additional information.