The table presents our key figures for environmental responsibility in 2015. More information about these and other key figures is available via the links below.
Key figures for environmental responsibility
Our carbon dioxide emissions in the EU decreased by 1.4 million tonnes. The decrease was mainly attributable to the reduced production of coal-fired condensing power in Finland. The decrease in emissions supports Finland’s national targets and the EU’s shared targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Our carbon dioxide emissions in Russia grew by nearly 300,000 tonnes, mostly due to the commissioning of all units at the Nyagan power plant.
Improvements to energy efficiency have advanced faster than expected, thanks to, among other things, the energy efficiency programmes implemented in Russia. Already 89% of the target set for 2020 has been achieved. Energy efficiency improvements save fuel and reduce emissions.
These factors contributed also to a decrease in our specific carbon dioxide emissions. The five-year average for specific carbon dioxide emissions from our electricity production in the EU was 50 g/kWh, which is clearly better than the target of 80 g/kWh. The five-year average for specific carbon dioxide emissions from our total energy production was 191 g/kWh, which is better than the target level of 200 g/kWh.
The specific carbon dioxide emissions from our electricity production are low compared to other European electricity producers. Our specific carbon dioxide emissions in the EU in 2014 were about one-eighth of the average specific carbon dioxide emissions of 313 g/kWh of major European electricity companies. Including Russia, our emissions totalled less than 60% of the European average. European comparison data for 2015 is not yet available.
Specific carbon dioxide emissions of Fortum's total energy production in 2013-2015
Annual energy savings achieved in 2013-2015
Number of major EHS incidents in 2013-2015