It is our goal to become carbon neutral by 2030 for scope 1 and 2 emissions, with 100% of our electricity coming from renewable sources. We have photovoltaic solar systems installed at several of our locations and are identifying opportunities to reduce our scope 1 emissions by replacing fossil fueled equipment with electric alternatives and our scope 2 emissions by using renewable energy resources. In addition, we are focused on reducing the energy usage. We hired a third party to perform energy audits at 11 facilities to evaluate building performance and identify opportunities to reduce energy and water usage.
Our scope 1 emissions are those that we produce on site through fuel combustion and refrigerant usage. Scope 2 emissions are those that we indirectly produce through the direct purchase of electricity and power. Scope 3 emissions encompass a broader scope of indirect sources, such as purchased goods and services and upstream transportation and distribution.
In 2021, our total energy usage was 888,010 gigajoules (GJ). Our total scope 1 and 2 emissions were 95,836 metric tons CO2e. Total emissions decreased this year primarily because our facility in India received electricity from the grid instead of diesel generators that were used during the facility’s start-up. We reduced our emissions intensity by approximately 9% year over year due to manufacturing more and longer wind blades. Our scope 3 emissions in 2021 were 1,661,000 metric tons CO2e.