More renewable energy needs to be produced and consumed in order to reach the global goals and limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. This is a challenge for everybody, especially for companies that use significant amounts of electricity. Power generation is responsible for 30-40% of global emissions, of which businesses are responsible for half. By using renewable energy, companies can act on climate as well – SDG 13 Climate Action.
Using renewable electricity is a crucial strategy for companies to reduce Scope 2 emissions, greenhouse gas emissions from the consumption of purchased energy. By switching to renewable energy sources companies can transition away from fossil fuels and significantly decrease their total carbon footprint.
This shift not only contributes to meeting science-based targets but also contributes to limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, in alignment with the ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Additionally, embracing renewable electricity aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action, promoting a more sustainable and climate-resilient future.