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. A great deal of effort is being put into limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Meeting this goal means greenhouse gas emissions need to be halved by 2030 and achieve net zero by the second half of the century.

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

Annual and sustainability report 2021

Vattenfall's Annual and sustainability report provides financial, sustainability and corporate governance information.

THE EDIT – a different perspective

This year we invited people with different backgrounds to share their views on some of the big topics from our Annual and Sustainability Report 2021.

Our UK business

Engineering solutions to heat homes and buildings

Bringing low carbon heating solutions to developers and cities in the UK.

Worker at Boden Hydro Plant
Vattenfall

Vattenfall IDNO own and maintain electric network infrastructure.

London City Skyline

Designs, builds, owns and operates climate-smart high voltage electrical networks.

Wind energy in the UK

EOWDC Scientific Research

At our wind farms a year round programme of environmental monitoring takes place.

We invest over £2.5mn into the local communities hosting our wind farm projects each year.

Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm during construction

The wind industry is expected to generate thousands of skilled jobs across the UK.

Wind projects in the UK

We expect on and offshore wind to form the backbone of the UK energy system. By 2030, our projects could be delivering electricity to 5 million UK homes.

Vattenfall in the UK

What does a life free from fossil fuel look like? We are determined to enable fossil free living within one generation. 

Our innovation in the UK

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

A hub of offshore wind innovation.

Battery at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm

This battery project helps to keep a stable supply of electricity to the National Grid.

News

Kent farm to grow low carbon fruit all year using heat from Europe’s largest river source heat pump

Vattenfall IDNO has been contracted by Clock House Farm to provide, own, operate, and maintain HV electrical infrastructure connecting the largest river source heat pump in Europe

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Aerial photo of a wind farm with several wind turbines located in a lush green landscape.

Wind farm reveals £20.1million funding boost

Vattenfall has revealed the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund has helped to catalyse £20.1 million of community investment in the Welsh valleys, supporting more than 450 local projects

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Vattenfall responds to Government plans to speed up development of energy infrastructure

Read Vattenfall's comments for onshore and offshore wind here.

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Careers

Interested in a career at Vattenfall? We believe the key to success is our people.

Mitarbeiter lachend im Gesprächskreis

See also

Brand panorama rocks

Vattenfall has been in the United Kingdom for over ten years.

Ormonde offshore wind farm in construction

Find out more about our projects in the UK.

Vattenfall is a leading European energy company.