EVgo announces switch to 100% renewable energy
EVgo announced that it has contracted for 100% renewable energy. The company says it is contracting with its energy suppliers and renewable energy certificate (REC) partners to ensure that each gigawatt-hour delivered on its fast charging network financially supports an operating renewable energy generator in the U.S.
In California, EVgo is currently procuring 100% solar RECs from California and intends to purchase bundled renewable energy from its partners as they become certified through the California Air Resources Board Renewable Energy Pathways program.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from transportation—the majority of which are generated by passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles—making the sector the nation's largest source of carbon emissions and, therefore, the country's leading contributor to climate change attributed to human activity.
EVgo says it plans to double its network capacity by year-end 2020.