It has been a month since Sony announced its plan to use 100 percent renewable energy to power its operations across the globe by 2040. Sony has now said that it’s moving this goal forward by a decade for the United States. It’s now planning to use 100 percent renewable energy to power all of its U.S. operations by 2030.
Sony is setting an earlier target for the United States where only 25 percent of renewable energy is currently used for its operations. It will demonstrate in this endeavor that it’s possible for businesses to make the transition faster.
The Japanese tech giant’s decision follows a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which cautions that “limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require rapid and profound transitions in energy systems across the globe.”
EVP at Sony America Mark Khalil has said that the company’s commitment to achieving 100 percent renewable energy use in the North American region by 2030 is a step towards its global goal. He said that the aim is to accelerate the use of renewable electricity at Sony and also inspire other companies to follow suit.
Sony currently sources 25 percent renewable electricity for its operations in the United States. It plans to reach 100 percent by combining on-site solar, renewable energy certificates, and other solutions. It’s already using 100 percent renewable energy in Europe and will focus on China and Japan next in addition to North America.