Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - September 7, 2018
Sony targets 100% RE by 2040
Sony Corporation has set of goal of sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2040. The corporation has also joined RE100
A report by Renewables Now said that Sony has set an interim goal of 30% RE by 2030 before hitting 100% in 2040. The goals are part of the company’s "Road to Zero" initiative to eliminate its environmental footprint. Sony already sources 100% RE in Europe, according to the report, “and wants to go greener also in North America and China, Thailand, and Japan. In the latter two countries, it said it will be installing on-site solar panels to support the goal.”
The report said that Sony expects to unite "with other RE100 members to urge Japanese energy suppliers to provide affordable and reliable supplies of renewable energy." Also in Japan, where the company makes semiconductors and has a significant share of its total energy consumption, Sony plans to "establish a transfer scheme of electricity generated at its sites to fully utilize the excess renewable power output by on-site solar panels."