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Vestas to Become Carbon-Neutral by 2030

Power News - Published on Wed, 15 Jan 2020

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For Vestas, the reality of the climate crisis is at the centre of our business. In more than 40 years of pioneering and leading the wind energy industry, Vestas has worked with customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by driving the transition to replace carbon-based energy generation with renewable energy. Now, Vestas is excited to announce it will be a carbon-neutral company by no later than 2030 – the first of many initiatives to increase our sustainability performance.

To become carbon-neutral we will reduce our global carbon footprint through a 55 percent CO2 reduction by 2025, reaching 100 percent by 2030. As Vestas is committed to leading the transition to a world entirely powered by sustainable energy, we will not use carbon offsets but only deliver CO2 reductions through our own actions. Taking the first steps this year, we will be transitioning to electric vehicles for our company cars, will start replacing our global service vehicle fleet with renewable fueled vehicles and will be exploring further steps to reduce heating- and transport-related CO2 emissions from our operations. Our factories and offices have been powered by 100 percent renewable electricity since 2013.

After installing more than 108 GW of clean energy, enough wind energy to displace 167 million tonnes of CO2 every year, equivalent to burning 70 million tonnes of coal every year, Vestas’ 25,000 employees are committed to developing competitive sustainable energy solutions to meet the world’s growing electricity demand. However, Vestas’ aspiration to be the global leader in sustainable energy solutions means going beyond delivering sustainable solutions – it means making sustainability part of everything we do and taking full responsibility for the company’s environmental footprint.

Therefore, Vestas does not believe reducing CO2 emissions in our operations is enough. Vestas is also committing to reduce the CO2 emissions from our supply chain by 45 per cent per MWh generated by 2030. The measurement has been chosen because it incentivises sustainability partnerships with suppliers that both reduce CO2 emissions and allows for the continued growth of the global renewable energy sector. Vestas will therefore actively seek sustainability partnerships with our suppliers.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 15 Jan 2020
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