GHG Emissions, Commercial, Hydro, Solar, Sourcing Renewables, Wind - December 12, 2019
Baker Hughes to power Texas operations with 100% RE
Baker Hughes finalized an agreement Dec. 11 that will eliminate 12% of their global carbon footprint through the purchase of 100% of the electricity needed for its Texas operations from renewable energy projects in the state.
The agreement is expected to reduce the company’s carbon emissions by 1.2 million metric tons. In January, the energy technology company committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 50% by 2050 and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Baker Hughes completed the agreement with Energy Edge Consulting and EDF Energy Services to source its energy from the Texas-based White Mesa Wind project and the Talitha solar project.
The company also announced that from 2012 through 2018, they reduced emissions by 34%.
“With more than 170 Baker Hughes facilities in the state, Texas represents our largest region for energy use,” Kevin Wetherington, Baker Hughes chief health, safety, environment and quality officer, said in a statement. “We see this commitment to Texas-generated renewable power as an important step in our progress toward net-zero emissions, and we have many more projects underway to continue to reduce our global emissions.”
Baker Hughes has previously implemented 100% wind power-generated electricity at 24 facilities in the United Kingdom and the use of hydroelectric energy at the facility in Celle, Germany, in addition to on-site solar power at sites in Billerica, Mass., and Vibo, Italy.
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