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. 

Is the climate challenge keeping you awake too?

Listen to Super-soothing-climate-progress-engineering-tracks on Spotify. 

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 Networks Ltd 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

The Tuck Inn

Listen up for calm over climate change

People who feel anxious about climate change can now calm their fears thanks to a new set of Spotify tracks which provide updates about ongoing work to deal with the crisis.

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In turbine toilets for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Loo queue – made-in-Norfolk first wind farm toilets ready to sail

The first order of Norfolk’s “gamechanger” toilets for offshore wind turbines is complete and ready for the 500-mile journey to Scotland for installation.

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Pen y Cymoedd Onshore Wind Farm

Giving evidence at the Welsh Affairs Committee's Renewable Energy in Wales inquiry

Frank Elsworth, Vattenfall’s UK Development Director for Onshore Wind appeared in front of the Welsh Affairs Committee today, giving evidence about developing renewable generation.

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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. Tremendous effort is being put into limiting global warming even 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.

Careers

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

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.