Cable firm Breezeline using EVs to reduce Emissions 30 percent this decade

April 25, 2022
The company’s sales teams in New Hampshire and West Virginia have started using EVs and over the years to come, the cable operator intends to transition its technician vans and trucks to electric

Breezeline, the U.S. operations of North American cable operator Cogeco Communications, has started using electric vehicles with an aim to reducing its operational emissions by 65% by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The company’s sales teams in New Hampshire and West Virginia have started using EVs and over the years to come, the cable operator intends to transition its technician vans and trucks to electric.

Breezeline President Frank van der Post explained, “The greening of our fleet is a key initiative in our long term plan to reduce emissions and to protect the environment.”

The EVs in use carry a sign “On the road to zero emissions,” asserting the firm’s commitment. Among its other initiatives to reducing its environmental impact are:

·       1 ) Power Purchase Agreements to secure 100% renewable energy for its operations by 2030

·        2)   Reducing non-operational emissions, including a reduction in the environmental impact of equipment used, by 30%. New products, like IPTV, use equipment that requires a fraction of the energy consumed by traditional set top boxes.

·        3)  Reducing commuting hours of employees with the introduction of a FlexWork policy

“Our parent company, Cogeco, has led the way through its ongoing commitment to sustainable operation,” van der Post added. “We are committed to doing the same in our U.S. operations by adopting these emissions reduction targets and seeking improvements that will lead to a sustainable future.” 

Formerly known as Atlantic Broadband, the company is the eighth-largest cable operator in the United States. The company provides its residential and business customers with Internet, TV and Voice services in 12 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

 Cogeco Communications Inc. also operates in Québec and Ontario, in Canada, under the Cogeco Connexion name.

 According to the Environmental Protection Agency, transportation accounts for the largest portion (27%) of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (based on 2020 data).