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Cecilie: What is Telenor Denmark doing to reach Telenor’s 2030 climate ambitions?
Lars: We are proud to be part of a corporation that has such ambitious climate targets, and we are committed to reaching our common goal to be carbon neutral by 2030. We are focused on energy efficiency in our network by investing in greener energy productions and AI solutions that reduce power consumption, saving tons of CO2 annually. In 2021, we are expanding these initiatives.
Parallel with our initiatives to reduce our energy usage, we invest in LED lighting on our locations, less transport, and traveling between our two locations. We are working on signing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a manufacturer to establish new solar cell systems in Denmark. With the agreement, we do not buy existing green energy but ensure that new green energy is established. As it is difficult to forecast ten years ahead, we will probably only sign a contract for 70-80 per cent of the expected consumption and buy Guarantee of Origin (existing green energy for the rest). The goal is to be up and running in 2024, which means we will be ahead of the 2030 climate ambition.