Yes. Most of our GHG emissions from operations are related to the energy used to power our facilities. To save money, drive progress toward our goals, and reduce our climate impacts, we:
- Aggressively reduce energy consumption through optimization and efficiency projects
- Increase on-site generation of renewable power
- Procure off-site renewable power, including through renewable energy credits (RECs), utility supplier green power options, and power purchase agreements (PPAs)
Energy use is a significant operating expense for HP and the main driver of our climate impact from operations. Our operations consumed 679,058 MWh of energy in 2021. Excluding energy from our transportation fleet (which HP did not report prior to 2021), energy use in operations increased by 3% compared with 2020, due to partial site re-occupancy and increased activity at our manufacturing sites. Global energy use increased by 2% during that period. Excluding energy use from our transportation fleet, energy intensity decreased 8% in 2021 compared with 2020.
By 2025, we aim to use 100% renewable electricity to power our global operations.
In 2021, we procured and generated 264,054 MWh of renewable electricity globally (83.4% wind, 5.0% solar, 9.5% hydro and 2.1 unknown). Renewables accounted for 54% of our global electricity consumption, compared to 51% in 2020. Sources of renewable electricity in 2021 included RECs, GOs (guarantees of origin), and IRECs (87.3%), direct purchases (11.2%), and renewable energy generated on-site and on-site PPAs (1.5%). Through these purchases, we once again achieved our objective to use 100% renewable electricity in the United States and helped to advance the global market for renewables.
Auto fleet, business travel, and commuting
During 2021, our company fleet accounted for 20,100 tonnes of CO2e emissions, down 16% compared to 2020 and 39% less than in 2015. Our company fleet accounted for 24,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions, down 27% compared to 2019 and also 27% less than in 2015.
To decrease emissions associated with business travel, we provide employees with low-impact travel choices through collaboration with travel providers, planning tools, and transportation alternatives. In 2021, we joined the Eco-Skies Alliance program to support the use of sustainable aviation fuel.
We have committed to installing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure at all feasible sites worldwide by 2030. In 2021, we offered EV infrastructure at 45% of 86 target sites, including 18 new charging stations installed during the year. Wherever feasible, we require new building constructions and leases to include EV infrastructure.
See detailed information in the Operations section of the 2021 HP Sustainable Impact Report at: www.hp.com/go/report.