EDF is comitted to :
- Reduce its direct CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030
- Pursue the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050
The EDF group has made a commitment to reduce its direct CO2 emissions significantly, with a target of 30 million tonnes in 20301 compared with 51 million tonnes in 2017. This target, which represents a 40% reduction in direct emissions compared with current levels, will leave the Group’s emissions at approximately 40g/kWh. In particular, this will be achieved by closing down or adapting power stations run on coal and fuel oil, whilst speeding up the development of renewable production methods in addition to nuclear and hydraulic production. EDF is also confirming its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
The commitment made by EDF – the world’s second biggest electricity producer – is ambitious in a context where the Group has already cut its emissions by 35% since 2013. Besides, the Group is already a major player when it comes to contributing to the carbon performance in France and it is helping to reduce the European electricity sector’s carbon footprint significantly.
As a company dedicated to the energy transition in France and around the world, this goal to reduce CO2 emissions is the first of EDF Group’s six corporate responsibility targets. It is in line with society’s high expectations when it comes to combating climate change, as well as those of the Group’s different stakeholders, including clients, investors and shareholders.
Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF’s CEO and Chairman, announced: “In order to respect the Paris agreement and its goal to keep the global temperature rise below 2°C, both businesses and government need to take action. This is what is behind the commitment we are making today. The Group’s significant reduction in direct CO2 emissions by 2030 consolidates EDF’s leading position when it comes to low-carbon growth. This ambitious commitment will be fulfilled by implementing our Cap 2030 strategy. The recent announcements about the launch of EDF’s Solar Plan and Electricity Storage Plan demonstrate the efforts the Group intends to make to turn this vision of a low-carbon economy into a reality.”
(1) Direct CO2 emissions excluding an analysis of the life cycle of production means and fuels.
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