COLMAR-BERG, Luxembourg, May 27,
2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
(NASDAQ: GT) and Enovos will build two photovoltaic power
stations at Goodyear's testing facilities in Colmar-Berg,
The two stations will produce annually around 5 GWh and reduce
carbon emissions by 46.3 tons, providing clean energy for around
1,200 households for the next 20 years.
As part of the company's Goodyear Better Future corporate
responsibility strategy, Goodyear previously outlined goals to
reduce its environmental impact and increase its commitment to
protect the environment.
Goodyear is tracking well toward that target, with the
photovoltaic power stations projected to add local, green,
carbon-free energy into the Luxembourg energy grid beginning in 2022.
The photovoltaic stations will expand on Goodyear's
long-standing relationship with Luxembourg's main energy supplier, Enovos, to
produce steam for production at its Luxembourg plant.
"At Goodyear, we are continuously working to reduce our
environmental impact," said Xavier
Fraipont, Goodyear's Vice President for Product Development
in Europe Middle East and Africa.
"This project will contribute to the local green and carbon-free
energy supply, benefiting the community and helping to protect the
environment for years to come."
Erik von Scholz, CEO of Enovos
Luxembourg added: "We are delighted to continue our great and
longtime collaboration with Goodyear. This project is a prime
example of our ambitions to increase our local renewable energy
production and provide our customers with high quality green
products for a more sustainable future."
"I welcome Goodyear's announcement, which is perfectly in line
with our policy of energy transition. By speeding up this
transition, we can not only strengthen our resilience but also our
independence from fossil fuel imports" contributes the Minister for
Energy, Claude Turmes.
About the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It
employs about 63,000 people and manufactures its products in 46
facilities in 21 countries around the world. Its two Innovation
Centers in Akron, Ohio, and
Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg, strive to
develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the
technology and performance standard for the industry. For more
information about Goodyear and its products, go to
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