Energy Efficiency, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables - October 17, 2018
Sony moves up RE goal
Sony Corporation has announced a new target for its commitment to using 100% renewable electricity. Just one month after announcing a 2040 target, the company moved the target to 2040.
A report by Clean Technica said Sony intends "to increase its renewable energy sourcing from its current levels of 25% to 100% through a combination of on-site solar, renewable energy certificates, and other methods. This builds on the company’s existing achievement of 100% in Europe, and following the US the company will focus on China and Japan."
"While the Sony Group continues to work on the energy efficiency of our operations and products, we are increasing our efforts toward renewable electricity usage," said Mark Khalil, Executive Vice President, Sony Corporation of America, according to the report. "Our commitment to achieve 100% renewable electricity usage in the North American region by 2030 is a step toward our global goal. By joining RE100 and establishing global and regional targets, we hope to accelerate the usage of renewable electricity at Sony and inspire other companies to do the same."
Sony originally announced its 2040 goal in conjunction with last month’s Global Climate Action Summit, which is when they joined the RE100 initiative.