Rahiko’s objective is to make a positive contribution towards a sustainable future by providing distributed generation of electricity from renewable energy sources, onsite storage and intelligent management of supply and demand. This has a direct impact on measurable Scope 2 emissions.
The founders are Karim Hussona and Paul Carter who have been in business together since 1995, own and operate a number of successful ventures, including Compass Communications, Activata, Cardworks, Connecta, and DataVault.
What are Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions?
Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions that occur from sources that are owned or controlled by a company, such as emissions from combustion in boilers or vehicles.
Scope 2 emissions, Rahiko's focus, are indirect emissions that occur from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, or steam.
Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions that occur in the value chain of a company, such as emissions from the production of purchased goods or services.
Why focus on Scope 2 Emissions?
Climate change has been a critical issue in the past few decades, and businesses worldwide have taken various measures to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Scope 2 emissions are an essential part of this conversation as they represent indirect emissions that occur due to a company's use of purchased electricity, heat, or steam.
In New Zealand, 40% of our energy generation comes from renewable sources, whilst the significant 60% of our energy still comes from fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas.
Scope 2 emissions represent a significant portion of a company's carbon footprint and are an essential consideration for companies looking to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
By implementing energy-efficient technologies or switching to renewable energy sources, companies can significantly reduce their scope 2 emissions and improve their environmental performance.
Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)
Rahiko are the first rooftop generator in New Zealand certified for the production of Renewable Energy Certificates which enable Kiwi businesses to offset their carbon emissions through the generation of our renewable energy.
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