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TransCanada – CSR – Environment: TransCanada’s GTN natural gas pipeline crosses the Pend Oreille River in Idaho. We worked to safely and successfully re-establish river bed support under our pipeline. TransCanada – CSR – Environment: TransCanada’s GTN natural gas pipeline crosses the Pend Oreille River in Idaho. We worked to safely and successfully re-establish river bed support under our pipeline.

MINIMIZING OUR FOOTPRINT | Environment

Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

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Climate change is at the forefront of environmental interests at TransCanada. As an energy infrastructure company, we recognize our role in the larger energy system, including our own emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

We’re doing our part to manage our GHG emissions through the programs and initiatives we have in place that meet, and often exceed, regulatory requirements.

Examples of our commitment to managing emissions:

  • TransCanada has invested more than $5 billion to date in emission-less energy sources, including nuclear, hydro, wind and solar – accounting for over one-third of the power we produce.
  • TransCanada has publicly documented climate change-related activities for nearly 20 years. We have voluntarily reported to the London-based CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) since 2006.

    In 2016, TransCanada earned a B score by disclosing high-quality carbon emissions and energy data through CDP's climate change program.

  • We are a founding partner in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program, launched March 2016. TransCanada has made a commitment to implement an industry-leading best management practice across our operations within five years to address emission sources specified by the program.
  • For over half a century, we have tested promising new technologies to minimize fugitive emissions and reduce emissions and fuel consumption of our pipeline compressors. For example, in 1964 we introduced the pipeline industry’s first Rolls-Royce Avon turbine – derived from Rolls-Royce’s Avon turbojet – in an Ontario compressor station. Over 50 years later, TransCanada operates the biggest fleet of industrial Rolls-Royce engines in the world, and the partnership continues with ongoing research into even higher efficiency turbines.