Lyft points at some of the steps that they’ve already taken, such as ensuring that all Lyft rides are carbon neutral. They have also partnered with various public transit agencies in the US to set a goal of 50% shared rides by the end of 2020, and also launching a bikes and scooters program.
However the company is going beyond its rides and will also be looking to make its company operations carbon neutral. According to Lyft, “We’re committing to purchase enough renewable energy to cover the electricity consumption of every Lyft office space, driver hub, and electric vehicle mile on our platform. Where available, we will purchase clean energy directly from our local utility partners.”
They add, “Where direct renewable energy supply is not yet available, we’re purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) through our partner 3Degrees. These RECs are sourced to meet leading environmental standards to ensure that our, and our electric vehicle drivers’, net electricity usage is 100% renewable going forward.”
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