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

The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre is located in Aberdeen Bay.

Image of solar panels in front of a wind turbine.

Parc Cynog today is a wind and solar renewable energy park.

Battery at Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm

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

News

Vattenfall launches ambitious plan to heat London’s buildings without fossil fuels

On 21st September 2021, one of Europe’s leading energy and heat suppliers, Vattenfall, will launch their ambitious plan to decarbonise London’s buildings.

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Vattenfall increases its emission reduction targets – now in line with 1.5 degrees Celsius scenario

Vattenfall has decided to further increase its emission reduction targets for 2030 and beyond, aiming to reach net zero by 2040.

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UEA partnership with Vattenfall to put East Anglia at heart of green jobs revolution

The University of East Anglia and Vattenfall have announced a partnership that will place the East of England at the forefront of the offshore wind industry and tackling climate change.

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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.