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Embraer will use electricity only from solar and wind sources

Embraer’s goal is to make the supply of electricity in Brazil only from environmentally responsible sources. Embraer announced on 05/30 that it closed the contract that ensures that 100% of the electricity purchased in Brazil will be solar or wind by 2024. Embraer anticipates by one year the public commitment to use only renewable energy in the country, a project initially planned for 2025. With the acquisition of the New Energy Certificate (CER, in Portuguese) for 2024, Embraer will zero as Carbon 2 in Brazil, covering all its energy supply from solar and wind sources. In a statement, Embraer wrote that 2021 consumed around 170,000 MWh globally, most of this consumption (67%) in Brazil. “This action represents a new milestone for the company and reinforces Embraer’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices in the transition to low carbon business model”, said Carlos Alberto Griner, vice president of governance, ESG, and Communication at Embraer. “ESG is one of the pillars of our strategic plan, and we have a broad program with several fronts and every opportunity to accelerate the reduction of our carbon aspirations”. In August of last year, Embraer announced ESG targets as a part of its commitment to a sustainable future, including neutral operations through 2040. The goal was to have 100% use of renewable energy by 2025 in Brazil, which was brought forward by one year. In global operations, the deadline is until 2030, in addition to greater adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The manufacturer is still developing low or zero carbon technologies and products, such as Brazilian electric propulsion, hybrid, SAF, and hydrogen. – https://aeromagazine.uol.com.br/artigo/embraer-vai-usar-energia-eletrica-apenas-de-fonte-solar-e-eolica.html