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UK energy  giant, SSE, has pledged to meet new carbon intensity targets. The updated, longer term targets will see the electricity company cut the carbon intensity of the electricity it generates by a further 50% by 2030, based on 2017/18 levels.

In the broader scope, this means that electricity generation carbon emissions produced by SSE is forecast to be around 150 gCO2e/kWh by 2030. These figures indicate approximately a 75% cut compared with the company’s 2006 baseline. The company has said that this target is consistent with the Paris Agreement.

Additionally, SSE has revealed an active commitment to working toward science-based targets across the company’s value chain (e.g. electricity transmission, distribution and supply chain). The power company has stated that they will outline further targets that relate to other forms of carbon emissions across the value chain by the end of the next financial year.

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*Currently, SSE ranks mid-table for ethics in comparison with other UK electricity suppliers. Part of the Big 6 energy suppliers, it is possible they could become the first to break into the most ethical list in the future. Time will tell.T

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