Attention farmer: Is John Deere ‘Green Enough’?

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For all those farmers who think BigWind is great and support the move to renewable energy, we hope they see what happened at the John Deere Annual Shareholder meeting where activists demanded Deere run their operations on clean energy. “According to the company’s response, there is no adequate net-zero replacement for natural gas and other fuels needed for manufacturing. Plus, there is “no known adequate electric storage technology to make the electric grid 100 percent renewable or carbon free,” company officials wrote in the response. Overcoming these obstacles would result in “prohibitive costs to the company and (would) be detrimental to the reliability of Deere’s production.” We second that thought for John Deere and our own families! Bravo, an American company is wise to the renewable energy scam!….

Deere & Co. leaders say they’ve made progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions — including at John Deere Dubuque Works — but a stockholder request to reach a “net-zero” emission status by 2030 is “neither reasonable nor feasible.”…

“Deere will continue to aggressively pursue energy efficiency, but our position is that a goal of achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2030 is neither reasonable nor feasible,” Golden wrote.

According to the company’s response, there is no adequate net-zero replacement for natural gas and other fuels needed for manufacturing. Plus, there is “no known adequate electric storage technology to make the electric grid 100 percent renewable or carbon free,” company officials wrote in the response….
Overcoming these obstacles would result in “prohibitive costs to the company and (would) be detrimental to the reliability of Deere’s production.”
The company’s opposition statement notes that Deere’s energy-conservation programs have reduced worldwide GHG emissions by 63 percent per ton of production between 1972 and 2006….

 

Source: Deere & Co. still not green enough?

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