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Renault Nissan Automotive Taps 85 Percent Of Renewable Energy At TN Plant

The company at its factory premises has a solar energy plant with a capacity to produce 2.2 MW, which can be further scaled up to 14 MW over the next few years

Renault Nissan Automotive India, a prominent automobile manufacturer, has achieved a significant milestone by utilising 85 per cent  renewable energy for its operations at the factory near Chennai between July and December 2023. The company, a joint venture between Renault of France and Nissan of Japan, is steadfast in its commitment to environmental sustainability, aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. In September 2023, the company reached a noteworthy milestone by operating entirely on renewable energy.

Renault-Nissan Automotive India has adopted a three-pronged strategy to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality. This approach focuses on increasing the share of green energy, improving energy usage efficiencies, and continually embracing energy-efficient technologies at its manufacturing facility. The company has invested in a solar energy plant on its factory premises with a current capacity of 2.2 MW, expandable to 14 MW in the coming years. Additionally, wind power is sourced from wind farms in Tirunelveli and Coimbatore.

Keerthi Prakash, Managing Director of the company, emphasized their commitment to reducing environmental impact, highlighting the comprehensive plan announced to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2045 and becoming water-positive by 2030. The achievement of utilising 85 per cent  green energy in the latter half of 2023 underscores the company’s dedication to sustainability. Prakash further expressed the company’s resolve to continually enhance environmental stewardship and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Furthermore, Renault Nissan Automotive India  revealed a substantial reduction of over 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during the July to December 2023 period. This accomplishment reflects the company’s proactive efforts to mitigate its environmental footprint and align with global sustainability goals.

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