Nucor does not currently have a target number of VPPA’s but we are evaluating this.
Even though Nucor has always produced steel via our recycling-based EAF approach, which is among the most sustainable and energy efficient process available, we realize that being among the most clean and sustainable steel companies in the world is not enough. We must do more to combat climate change.
The RECS generated from VPPA’s can be used to reduce the carbon impact caused by our electricity use (Scope 2 emissions), but we recognize that this method alone is not sufficient. That is why Nucor has instituted a multi-pronged GHG reduction strategy aimed at reducing all scopes of emissions. Nucor is exploring the feasibility of capturing and storing CO2 emissions, continuously evaluating, and investing in new technologies in steelmaking that will reduce our GHG intensity as well as our natural gas usage.