Limiting of CO2 emissions has an important role in setting environmental
strategies and is a key point in Enel’s research agenda. The increasing use of
fossil fuels produces an impact on the atmospheric composition, causing severe
climate changes. For this reason, the main objective sought by the
international community focuses on reducing greenhouse gases, particularly
carbon dioxide emissions.
Enel stands out as a leader in research and innovation to oppose climate
change, not only by committing itself to their abatement, but also by
developing highly ambitious projects.
In particular, its innovative investment projects - worth 800 million euros -
will reduce CO2 emissions by at least one million tons a year.
The climax of this program will be when Enel will construct the first carbon
dioxide non-emitting power plants in 2020. The company has developed important
partnerships with major universities and research institutes in Italy and
abroad: ENEA,CNR, INGV, MIT, IFRF. It also works closely with the Ministries of
Economic Development, Environment and Research and has participated in the
drafting of the European "Zero Emission Platform" program.
This vision originated a of research and experimenting program on hydrogen, the
last frontier for the development of a "chimneyless" power
With this process, energy production could become totally clean, because
hydrogen combustion only releases water vapour in the atmosphere.