Royal Caribbean to Offset Carbon Emissions Through Southern Power Partnership – Cruise Industry News

Royal Caribbean Cruises today announced it has signed an agreement with Southern Power, a U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, for its 200-megawatt (MW) Reading Wind Facility. The cruise company said that this initiative will offset up to 12 percent of its emissions beginning in 2020, and that it is the latest addition to its sustainability efforts, which include programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at sea and in port.

This project, Southern Power’s eleventh wind facility, is located in Osage and Lyon Counties, Kansas, and is said to be Southern Power’s first to be validated as a carbon offset project under the Verified Carbon Standard. The agreement with Royal Caribbean provides Southern Power with the economic basis to construct the…

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