Eneco Group value chain in line with 2˚C scenario for carbon emissions
"Eneco contributes to the worldwide objective to limit global warming to 2˚ Celsius or less, by keeping its value chain within the limits of our planet. This objective follows logically from our mission 'Sustainable energy for everyone' and is being monitored by the One Planet Thinking initiative, which we are developing together with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and consultant Ecofys.”
Eneco Group has brought its carbon emissions and objectives for 2020 in line with the pathway for achieving the global 2˚C objective in 2050. As a result, Eneco is one of the first companies in the world that can demonstrate that its entire value chain contributes to the achievement of the global climate objective.
Carbon emissions resulting from production and the supply of electricity to all its customers as well as the supply of gas and district heating to around two million households in the Netherlands and Belgium, have been reduced to a level that fits within the 2˚C objective in 2050. This is achieved through Eneco's continuous substantial investment in renewable energy, including offshore and onshore wind farms, enhancement of the sustainability of our district heating facilities by means of biomass and waste processing plants and reduction of the energy consumption of customers with the aid of the smart thermostat Toon. An objective with regard to the gas and district heating consumption of business customers shall be included as soon as a fitting methodology is available.
One Planet Thinking (www.oneplanetthinking.com) encompasses the Science Based Targets initiative (http://sciencebasedtargets.org) of the Carbon Disclosure Project, UN Global Compact, World Resource Institute (WRI) and WWF and takes a step further where possible.
Ecofys has verified Eneco's carbon emission objectives and tested them against the Science Based Targets initiative approach. Giel Linthorst, programme leader science-based targets at Ecofys: “Eneco’s approach is unique, because it not only includes emissions in the entire value chain but also applies the regional, in this case European, 2˚C scenarios. This goes beyond the current approach of the Science Based Targets initiative, which uses global scenarios.”