Rolls-Royce commits to net zero carbon across its operations by 2030

The car giant plans to use 100% renewable energy and closed-loop techniques on metals to help drive down its environmental impacts

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Rolls-Royce has committed to becoming net zero carbon across its operations by 2030.

To achieve this goal, the engineering and automotive giant plans to use 100% renewable energy, explore closed-loop techniques on metals and deploy microgrid capabilities to its business.

Seeking to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the company will also work to ramp up the availability of lower-carbon alternative fuels, develop new innovative technologies for the electrification of flight and lead a consortium to build small nuclear power stations.

The firm has also joined the United Nations (UN) ‘Race to Zero’ campaign in the run-up to COP26.

Warren East, CEO, Rolls-Royce, said: “The world on the other side of this pandemic will need the power that we generate to fuel economic recovery. I believe the call for that power to be more sustainable and net zero will be stronger than ever.”

Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, added: With 2.6 billion people and more than half of global GDP now covered by net zero goals, Rolls-Royce is positioning itself to meet huge growth in demand for net zero transport and power.”

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