Boston Scientific’s electricity usage accounts for 45% of its carbon footprint and this virtual power purchase agreement marks a significant step toward the company’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2030. With over 4 million square feet of independently certified green real estate, Boston Scientific has committed to cutting its energy use worldwide. Since 2009, the company has decreased its emissions by 76,000 metric tons. Under the solar energy agreement with Clearway Energy Group, Boston Scientific has also subscribed to a portion of a 12.9 MW solar portfolio, which will help increase demand for clean and renewable energy in Massachusetts.
“Building on more than a decade of work to reduce our carbon footprint, this 42 megawatt (MW) solar deal equates to approximately 120,000 megawatt hours of renewable electricity annually,” said Brad Sorenson, Senior Vice President of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain. “As a result of the agreement, Boston Scientific will offset emissions equivalent to removing more than 34,000 passenger vehicles from the road, or the amount of electricity needed to power more than 18,000 homes each year.”
The New England Council congratulates Boston Scientific and Clearway Energy Group on this collaboration to reduce carbon emissions. Boston Scientific writes more.