Environmental Stewardship Pillar
Environmental stewardship is one of the three pillars of our sustainability framework and includes reducing and eliminating our environmental and climate impacts while identifying opportunities to restore, revitalize and regenerate ecosystems wherever possible.
Clearway’s focus on clean energy production is rooted in a desire to protect and conserve the natural resources around us. Our commitment to environmental stewardship begins with understanding the potential and actual impacts of our projects on animal, bird, and plant species, and preventing or mitigating these impacts when they occur.
In the U.S., all power generation projects are required to go through extensive environmental review and permitting processes at the federal, state, and/or local level. This can include comprehensive environmental impact assessments that evaluate a project’s potential impact on wildlife habitat, biodiversity, and other aspects of the natural environment.
Our robust environmental policies and procedures ensure that new projects meet or exceed federal, state, and local environmental requirements. Environmental performance at our operational sites is tracked through our environmental management system, which is also used to monitor and report incidents. Material information including key performance indicators (KPIs), metrics, and if applicable, any incidents, violations, inspections by agencies, or the emergence of potential risks is reported to senior management on at least a monthly basis, and in turn to our Board of Directors. In addition, numerous quarterly and annual performance metrics are reported to our owners.