Hitachi Energy achieves 100 per cent fossil fuel-free electricity in operations

Hitachi Energy has achieved the use of 100 per cent fossil-free electricity in its operations. It is the first-step target set out in its Sustainability 2030 plan. The company plans to be carbon-neutral in its operations by 2030. At present, it has reduced its carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by over 50 per cent as compared to the 2019 levels, which will amount to about 175 kilo tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. The Hitachi Group has also taken steps such as supporting projects to generate its own fossil-free electricity (installing of solar roof panels combined with e-mesh digital solutions), switching to green tariffs, buying energy attribute certificates, and signing power purchase agreements across its operations and facilities in 90 countries.