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TSMC moves up 100% green energy goal by 10 years

Chipmaker under pressure from clients to reduce carbon emissions

TSMC wants to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.   © Reuters

TAIPEI/TOKYO -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has moved up its timetable for 100% renewable energy use by a decade, the world's biggest chipmaker said on Friday, setting a new target of 2040 for its global operations to go green.

TSMC also raised its 2030 goal for renewable energy use to 60% from an earlier target of 40%. Its goal of reaching zero net carbon emissions by 2050 remains unchanged.

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