We're all trapped in a system that's addicted to fossil fuels. At Vattenfall we're helping society break free from this dependency. We're committed to building a future where everyone can choose fossil free ways to move, make and live. We call it fossil freedom.

CO2 emissions intensity


The graph shows the evolution of Vattenfall's own emissions intensity over time, as well as our commitment to reduce emissions in the future. As a result of the divestment of the Berlin heat business, the values based on the reference year 2017 are currently being updated. 

CO2 roadmap

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. A great deal of effort is put into limiting the global warming further to 1.5 degrees.

Meeting this goal means greenhouse gas emissions need to be roughly halved by 2030 and to achieve net zero by the second half of the century.*

Our road to fossil freedom

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News and press releases

Vattenfall shares best practices on Diversity & Inclusion in Paris

Vattenfall recently participated in an event hosted by the French Minister for Ecology Transition, Christophe Béchu, to discuss women's access to careers in the energy and ecology transition...

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Forsmark nuclear power plant

Forsmark and Ringhals nuclear power plants aim for 80 years of operation of existing reactors

The owners of the Forsmark and Ringhals nuclear power plants in Sweden have taken a directional decision to extend the operating lifetime of the plants' reactors from 60 to 80 years.

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Eco-anxiety – and how to make it go away

Eco-anxiety, a condition many experience in response to a barrage of bad news about climate change and the environment, seems to impact young people the most. Fortunately, there is a cure.

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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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See also

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

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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.