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Climate and environmental impact

We must respect nature in our energy production. We reduce our CO2 emissions by building offshore wind farms and replacing coal with sustainable biomass at our power stations.

However environmental impact is not only about greenhouse gas emissions. To us, it is also about improving energy efficiency, protecting biodiversity and minimising our waste.



 

 

 

Green transformation

​We reduce CO2 emissions from our energy generation by constructing offshore wind farms and converting our power stations to use stainable biomass.


                 
Our target is to reduce CO2 emissions from our electricity and heat production with 60% between 2006 and 2020.

In 2015, we had reduced CO2 emissions by 48% compared to 2006.

2020 target for c02 reduction

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Sourcing of sustainable biomass

At our power stations, we only want to use biomass that is sustainable. We ensure this by having our suppliers of wood pellets and wood chips document their compliance with our sustainability requirements.


                 
Our target is that at least 90% of the biomass we use is certified by a third party in 2019. The last 10% create a flexibility to make use of otherwise unutilized residual wood from uncertified forests when, for example, trees collapse from a storm.

The first certifications were approved in 2015 and will be registered from 2016.

90% biomass and 10% residual wood

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Video: See how we ensure that our biomass is sustainable

 

Energy savings

​We help our customers save energy through our energy consultancy services and through climate partnerships with companies. We also work to limit our own energy consumption


                 
Since 2006, we have worked with our Danish customers to save a total of 2,8 TWh. That equals almost 300.000 Danes' annual electricity and heat consumption.

Equals almost 300.000 Danes' annual electricity and heat consumption.

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Oil and gas impacts

​We make targeted efforts to minimise the environmental impact from our oil and gas production, such as oil or chemical spills


                 
Our target is never to have oil or chemical spills of one cubic metre or more from our oil and gas production.

In 2015, we had no significant oil or chemical spills and no chemical spills of one cubic metre or more.

2020-target for oil and chemical spills

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Waste recycling

Our waste management system at office locations ensures that our employees can sort waste better than previously, and we are thereby able to recycle a larger share of the waste that we produce. Our office waste is sorted into e.g. bio waste, paper, cardboard and other waste.


                 
Since 2009, we have doubled the waste recycling rate from our administrative office buildings. Our target is to achieve 70% recycling by 2020.

In 2015, we reached 59%. Among other things, this was a result of the implementation of our new customized waste sorting system at our offices.

2020 target for recycling is 70%

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Sustainability stories from our daily work 

 

 

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Sustainability stories/en/sustainability/stories

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