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.

Steps towards fossil free living

There’s climate positive development happening. We want to be upfront with the progress we make in our quest to enable fossil free living. 

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Our road to fossil freedom

A new way for properties to produce their own renewable energy.

A network of charging stations to accelerate the transition to electric cars.

A new means of steel production that emits water rather than carbon dioxide. 

Reporting on climate change conversation

To understand how the climate change conversation affects us, we undertook a study investigating how people really think and feel about what’s happening to the climate.

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. A great deal of effort is put into limiting the global warming 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.

News

Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

Vattenfall AB and Kaunis Iron AB have signed a letter of intent to develop fossil-free and electrified mining operations at the iron ore mine in Pajala.

Read the full article
Vattenfall Solar Team

The Vattenfall Solar Team looks to strike gold again

Vattenfall is teaming up with the Vattenfall Solar Team again this year to try and win the World Solar Challenge title. After this race – which is set to take place in Australia in October –...

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Ringhals 1 reactor

The Ringhals 1 reactor has crossed the finish line

The nuclear power plant, Ringhals 1, was shut down as planned on New Year’s Eve. After nearly 45 years of power operation, the nuclear fuel will now be removed from the reactor, after which ...

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Careers

Interested in a career at Vattenfall? We believe the key to success is our people. Our belief in each other's ability is the essence of our work culture.

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See also

A girl in a green sweater looking into the camera

We have decided to make the biggest leap yet to reduce the impact of climate change.

Read our latest annual and sustainability report, interim reports and other presentations.

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We have a responsibility for our environmental and social impacts.