CEMEX signs solar agreement for Clinchfield plant

CEMEX signs solar agreement for Clinchfield plant
15 May 2024

CEMEX USA has entered into an off-site renewable energy agreement with Georgia Power for its Clinchfield cement plant as part of its ongoing decarbonisation drive. Through this long-term agreement the Clinchfield plant will secure approximately 25 per cent of its power requirements from solar facilities throughout the state beginning in 2025, reports PR Newswire. 

“Embracing solar power not only accelerates our own aggressive sustainability goals but also sets a powerful example for the entire industry,” said Ernesto Felix, CEMEX US senior vice president, Cement Operations and Technical. “By integrating renewable energy solutions through Georgia Power, CEMEX paves the way for a greener, more resilient future for generations to come.”

CEMEX expects the use of solar generated power at the Clinchfield works to offset about 10,000tpa of indirect CO2 emissions, accelerating the company’s 2030 Scope 2 goal of reducing indirect electricity GHG emissions in cement operations by 58 per cent from a 2020 baseline. 2023 saw CEMEX achieved a 12 per cent reduction in its Scope 2 specific emissions compared to a 2020 baseline. 

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