Demand Management, Energy Efficiency, Sourcing Renewables - December 11, 2017
Schneider Electric commits to RE100, EP100
Already working as a partner to numerous corporations that have made bold sustainability goals over the past few years, Schneider Electric on Dec. 11 pledged to source 100% renewable energy for its own operations and double its energy productivity by 2030.
Aligned with the goals and part of its goal to become carbon neutral by 2030, the company also joined The Climate Group's RE100 and EP100 initiatives.
Schneider Electric said in a news release that it has already reduced its energy consumption 10% every 3 years for the past 10 years; additionally, it reduced energy consumption by 6% between 2008 and 2017 at its headquarters in France.
"These commitments will cover more than 1,000 electricity-consuming sites around the globe, including 200 factories," the company said. ", including but not limited to solar, wind, geothermal and biomass."
The company said it will drive its transition to 100% renewable electricity through three levers — onsite projects at Schneider Electric facilities around the world; offsite long-term procurement through power purchase agreements; and energy attribute certificates (EACs) and green tariffs — with an interim goal of achieving 80% renewable electricity use by 2020 to 100% in 2030.
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