SSE Renewables has published a Net Zero Transition Plan, outlining the company’s approach to reducing its business carbon footprint in line with climate science between now and 2050.
The plan sets out the approach SSE Renewables will take from now through to 2030 and 2035 and out to 2050 to reduce its business carbon footprint, including shorter, medium and long-term science-based carbon reduction targets. To achieve these targets, the company has set out a range of ten actions to be taken between now and 2050 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions within the company’s direct operational control, as well as Scope 3 GHG emissions in the company’s value chain over which it has influence but no direct control.
In the shorter term to 2030, the company will seek to reduce the carbon intensity of scope 1 and 2 emissions by 66% by 2030 (tCO2e/MWh) and set a target for 90% of suppliers by spend to have set their own science-based carbon reduction targets within the same timeframe.
In the medium term to 2035, SSE Renewables will seek to be net zero for scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2035 and reduce the carbon intensity of scope 3 emissions by 66% by 2035 (tCO2e/MW in construction).
In the long term from 2035 to 2050, SSE Renewables has an ambition to be net zero for remaining scope 3 emissions by 2050.