You might expect an energy company to only do energy. But to live fossil free tomorrow, we need to think beyond convention today. At Vattenfall, that’s the mindset that drives everything we do. It’s why we’re collaborating with partners from beyond the energy sector to decarbonise entire industries and help make fossil free living a reality.

CO2 emissions

DateValue
01-01-19900
01-01-19950
01-01-20008
01-01-200279
01-01-200580
01-01-201088
01-01-201283.5
01-01-201523.9
01-01-202022
01-01-203010
01-01-20358
01-01-20405
01-01-20453
01-01-20500

Million tons, 1990-2050 (forecast)

A - Deregulation of Europe's energy markets begins.
B – Vattenfall grows internationally. Acquisitions in Europe including our German Lignite business.
C – Ongoing transition to enable fossil free living within one generation.

CO2 roadmap

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Greenhouse gas emissions need to stop by the second half of this century if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. A great deal of effort is put into limiting the global warming further, to only 1.5 degrees. Meeting this target requires the world to stop all CO2 emissions between 2030 and 2050.

The graph shows how Vattenfall's emissions have changed over time, as well as our forecast for the near future.

Our road to fossil freedom

News

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Vattenfall and NH Hotel Group: Cooperation on growing charging infrastructure for E-mobility

Vattenfall InCharge and the NH Hotel Group have agreed on a cooperation to set up and operate public fast-charging stations at almost 50 hotel locations all over Germany.

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Uncrewed surface vessel

Vattenfall achieves safer and climate smarter seabed inspection with uncrewed vessels

Vattenfall has conducted the first large-scale seabed survey with uncrewed surface vessels. The results were very positive, both from a climate and a safety aspect. This opens up for a broad...

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Herk-Hansen, Head of Environment at Vattenfall

COP15 paving the way for positive developments for nature

COP15, the UN’s high-level meeting in Montreal to promote biodiversity, ended on Monday. The meeting resulted in a new historical agreement with four long-term goals for 2050 and 23 activity...

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Careers

Interested in a career at Vattenfall? We believe the key to success is our people. Our belief in each other's ability is the essence of our work culture.

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Talents wanted

We are searching for people who challenge how we think. People who open new doors and show us new ways. We are looking for over 50 talented individuals to join us on our journey.

Trainee at Vattenfall

See also

A girl in a green sweater looking into the camera

We have decided to make the biggest leap yet to reduce the impact of climate change.

Read our latest annual and sustainability report, interim reports and other presentations.

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We have a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.