Tuesday 15 February 2022

Dominion Energy pledges net zero supply chain by 2050

Dominion Energy pledges net zero supply chain by 2050

Dominion Energy has broadened its 2050 goals to include a commitment to achieve net zero emissions in its supply chain during the same period.

It will focus on achieving progress in three material Scope 3 emissions categories – electricity purchased to power the grid, fuel for its power stations and gas distribution systems and consumption by natural gas customers.

The energy company intends to reduce these emissions through programmes focused on supplier engagement, customer empowerment, constructive public policy and technology innovation.

It is also investing to make electricity and natural gas cleaner and building solar and renewable natural gas (RNG) portfolios, developing what it claims is the largest offshore wind project in North America, modernising gas distribution networks and piloting the use of hydrogen.

The latest target builds on Dominion Energy's previous plans for net zero carbon and methane emissions from power generation and natural gas operations by 2050.

Robert M. Blue, Dominion Energy's Chair, President and CEO said: “These commitments are a natural next step, building upon our industry-leading programs to drive down carbon and methane emissions within our own operations. We are now formalising our efforts to help customers and suppliers decarbonise, as part of our work to build a clean and sustainable company. Setting goals helps drive the innovation and focus we need to succeed. We're already making progress on these vital goals and will continue to do so in the months and years to come.

“As we do, we will never lose sight of our fundamental responsibility to customers — to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy around the clock.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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