Enel acknowledges the priority of the fight against climate change among its responsibilities as a large global energy company and some time ago launched a long-term strategy to limit, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions in all the countries where it operates.
Confirming this commitment, the Enel Chief Executive Officer in 2009 signed the Eurelectric initiative which commits 61 global companies to transform the European electricity sector into a carbon ‘neutral’ industry by 2050 from the point of view of CO2 emissions.
The Enel Group’s Climate Strategy addresses the commitment to reduce emissions through action plans across all the Group’s sectors, from production to distribution, from sales to end users, to emission rights trading. In particular, the development plan for renewable sources envisages the gradual increase in the share of zero-emission capacity (today 42.2% of total capacity) in order to achieve the full de-carbonization of energy generation plant in 2050.
Compared to 1990, the baseline year for the Kyoto Protocol, the specific CO2 emissions of the Enel Group have fallen by 32%. With this result the Company achieved its objective to reduce the intensity of emission by 7% in 2012 compared to 2007, and is on course to meet its objective to reduce it by 15% in 2020 compared to 2007.