Today, climate change confronts us wherever we turn. As a leading European energy company with the goal to make fossil-free living possible within one generation, we made a study on how the climate change conversation affects us. Here is our report. 

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

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.

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The 400,000 face masks were retrieved by Bring, whose driver was surrounded by Kristian Karns (left) and Charles Bernhard Eriksson (right) of Vattenfall Services.

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Drone inspecting wind turbine

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No more than two of the students in the team are allowed in the workshop at the same time which slows down the work.

The Dutch team is still focusing to go through with the America Solar Challenge in July.

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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 a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.

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

Ice on a lake

Read Vattenfall's statement on slavery and human trafficking.