Vattenfall is a leading European energy company with approximately 20,000 employees. For more than 100 years we have electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation.

Our road to fossil freedom

A new way for properties to produce their own renewable energy.

A network of charging stations to accelerate the transition to electric cars.

A new means of steel production that emits water rather than carbon dioxide. 

CO2 emissions


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. Tremendous effort is being put into limiting global warming even further, with the goal of an additional 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.

Horns Rev 3

Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm, which is located 25 to 40 km off the west coast of Jutland, will generate around 1,700 GWh annually, thereby increasing Danish electricity generation from wind by around 12 per cent.


 From left: Jan Moström, LKAB President and CEO, Magnus Hall, Vattenfall President and CEO, and Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO of SSAB.
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SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall to advocate for net zero emissions at UN Climate Week

SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall will participate in the Climate Week and UN Climate Action Summi...

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The city of Berlin - panorama
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Vattenfall inaugurates Europe’s largest water boiler for heat storage in Berlin

Vattenfall has connected Europe’s largest Power-to-Heat facility to the district heating g...

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Employees at Vattenfall

Vattenfall’s CEO is impressed by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and stresses the...



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See also

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We have a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.

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

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Read Vattenfall's statement on slavery and human trafficking.