What is decarbonation?

Published by on 09.03.2019 - 1 min

Decarbonation refers to the set of measures and techniques that seek to significantly reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the greenhouse gas most responsible for climate change.
Decarbonation promotes energy efficiency, limitations on the exploitation and use of fossil fuels through the development of renewable energy sources, or the capture and storage of the CO2 produced by fossil fuels.

As part of the energy transition, Groupe Renault has adopted this approach, which is particularly reflected in the design of its electric vehicles. Their carbon footprint, already lower than that of combustion-powered vehicles, is reduced even further when the electricity used for charging comes from a renewable energy source—a phenomenon that is only becoming more common!

Groupe Renault has also taken a pioneering stance by seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of all of its activities. In recognition of that effort, international organisation CDP* awarded the company the Climate Leadership Award and gave it an A grade in the “climate change” category.


*CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project: a UK-based non-governmental organisation that evaluates the actions of large companies to address climate change issues each year, following a publicly disclosed methodology.

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