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

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.

News

Vattenfall Solar Team. Photo: Hans-Peter van Velthoven
Foto: Hans-Peter van Velthoven

Solar champions uphold their reputation and drive solar car Nuna Phoenix more than 924 kil...

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Vattenfall Solarpark

Vattenfall and Bosch have signed a corporate power purchase agreement, PPA, for solar powe...

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Bio-oil plant in Malmberget. Photographer: Catrine Johansson Lantto / LKAB
Photographer: Catrine Johansson Lantto / LKAB
Press release
2020-08-05

HYBRIT: Successful trials using fossil-free fuels in the pellet process

Trials using fossil-free fuels in LKAB’s pellet plant have produced successful results wit...

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Careers

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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.