Roadmap to fossil freedom

Large scale change is happening.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time – our world urgently needs to change and find alternative ways of powering and heating.

To contribute to the solution and become fossil free within one generation, Vattenfall needs to reduce its CO2 emissions and thereby reduce its carbon footprint throughout the entire value chain. The goal is net zero by 2040 for our own operations, our suppliers and our customers. To make it happen, we are working determinedly together with customers, partners, authorities, and cities. We call this our CO2 roadmap.

CO2 emissions intensity

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

Grams of CO2-equivalents per kilowatt hour

CO2-intensity in the context of electricity and heat production describes how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted when producing one kilowatt hour of electricity or heat.

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 the evolution of Vattenfall's own emissions intensity over time, as well as our commitment to reduce emissions in the future.

All remaining emissions neutralized via negative emissions.

Our journey to fossil freedom

By divesting our lignite operations in 2016 and phasing-out hard coal assets, we have reduced our emissions to around 12 million tonnes.

Vattenfall in the UK

We want to make fossil free living possible within one generation and we are driving the transition to a sustainable energy system.

Sustainable production

We are transforming our production portfolio and helping our customers power their lives in climate smarter ways.

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Young people's concerns

Climate change and related natural disasters are the biggest concerns among young people. To address these concerns, we have developed solutions to enable fossil free living.

See also

We have a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.

Vattenfall is investing in a greater share of renewable generation.

Vattenfall's strategy originates from our purpose to Power Climate Smarter Living.