We’re constantly being reminded that humanity faces a tremendous climate challenge. A challenge that defines our work at Vattenfall. This is why we are focused on one goal: to enable fossil free living within one generation. Join us on the way there. 

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.

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 network infrastru...

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.

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

Our largest operational onshore wind farm.

Battery at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm

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

News

£15 million investment in Norfolk communities revealed

Vattenfall today unveiled plans to invest more than £15 million in community projects across Norfolk through its offshore wind farms.

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Heat pipes

Vattenfall is building Germany's largest district heating heat storage facility in Reuter West

Jornt Spijksma, Project Manager at Vattenfall, talks about the facility being built on the Reuter West power plant site and its importance for the heat transition in Berlin.

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50th and final wind turbine foundation poured at South Kyle Wind Farm

Construction has reached a significant milestone eight months ahead of schedule, as the concrete pour on the final and fiftieth turbine foundation was completed at South Kyle Wind Farm.

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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.