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In recent years, Rwanda has been one of the fastest growing economies in the East African Community, recognised by the World Economic Forum. It is also among the most stable countries in Central Africa. Along with growth comes the need for more energy, amongst other things.
By operating one of the world’s largest and most efficient biomass-fired power plants, in England, Fortum eNext is not only implementing Fortum's strategy but is also taking the UK a step closer to its goal of obtaining 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The United Nations (UN) annual climate conference (COP) started in Katowice, Poland, on 3 December. Approximately 30,000 representatives of countries and international institutions, non-governmental organisations and businesses from all over the world will be debating on how to achieve the goals set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Fortum is participating both in the conference programme and in World Climate Summit – Investment COP 2018, one of the largest business side events of COP24.
Espoo, with 280,000 residents, is the second largest and one of the fastest growing cities in Finland. In 2017 the City of Espoo and Fortum signed an agreement to make Espoo's district heating carbon-neutral in the 2020s. Carbon-neutral heating is the single most important factor in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Espoo.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is one of the most important technologies for combating climate change. Fortum's CCS project in Oslo can annually remove as much pollution from the atmosphere as that of 60,000 cars.
Fortum's wind farm at Ånstadblåheia in Sortland, Norway, contributes to local jobs, tax revenue for the municipality and support for local measures.
Fortum’s Loviisa nuclear power plant has produced clean energy since 1977. We invest in the responsible management of all waste, and, in fact, our nuclear waste management processes are globally advanced.
Hydropower plays an important role in our journey towards a cleaner world. Solutions that are tailored to each water system to secure biodiversity are key in responsible hydropower operations.
Fortum was the first in Finland to open two-way district heating network for all clean energy producers. By utilising waste heat we can together make the Finnish energy system more sustainable, more efficient and cleaner.
Renewable energy plays a vital role in the change towards a cleaner world, and solar and wind in particular offer huge opportunities for growth. In Russia, our wind and solar power projects are helping to reshape the country’s energy system.
In December 2017 the 100-MW Pavagada solar plant was connected to the grid in India. Thousands of migrant workers from diverse backgrounds around the country, with different religions, cultures, ethnicities, language, food habits and social rituals were involved in the construction phase.