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. 

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...

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

News

Jack-up vessel off Happisburgh Beach, Norfolk
Press release
Sep 18, 2020

Vessel on Norfolk nearshore for seabed tests to shape wind farm final design

A jack-up vessel is working close to shore off a Norfolk beach collecting seabed data to s...

Press release
Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm

A “fit for purpose” offshore wind planning regime is crucial if the UK is to meet its clea...

News
Rob Anderson, Project Director for Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas

“We can’t build this without the supply chain. This is how you can make it happen.” The pr...

News

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.