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Decarbonisation

We are promoting the transition to an emissions-free energy model

We are bringing forward our conversion to a completely decarbonised company to 2040 by developing renewable energy and a commitment to the electrification of energy consumption.

Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13: Climate action
SDG 7: Affordable clean energy

Endesa is fully aware of the challenge facing our planet to curb global warming. That is why we are committed to a sustainable business model that will integrate the fight against climate change as a priority to create long-term value.

To drive the transition to an emission-free energy model we are promoting the decarbonisation of energy generation systems and, at the same time, contributing to the decarbonisation of other sectors through the electrification of energy demand.[APP1]

In our Strategic Plan 2022-2024 we have reinforced this commitment to decarbonisation with an increase in investments in renewable energies and the digitalisation of the grid, as well as in the electrification of residential demand and sectors such as industry and transport. In that period, our capacity for generating renewable energy will grow by 48%, to 12,300 MW. This will make 92% of our mainland production of CO2 emissions by the end of 2024. 

 

Full decarbonisation by 2040

Endesa is bringing forward its conversion to a completely decarbonised company to 2040, a goal it plans to achieve without using carbon capture techniques or emissions compensation. To be a 100% renewable electricity company without links to production technologies or fuels with emissions, we will work on four main axes:

  • The deployment of new renewable capacity that will make all generation activity 100% emission-free.
  • Hybridisation of renewable installations with green hydrogen storage and production technologies.
  • Abandoning the coal business by 2027 and the production of electricity using gas by 2040.
  • Abandoning the retail gas marketing business.
Graph "Moving the Net Zero target forward to 2040".
Graph "Moving the Net Zero target forward to 2040".

Moving the Net Zero target forward to 2040

Scope 1 emissions (gCO2e/kWh)

2017: 443

2021 E: 180

2024: 145

2030: <95

2040: Total decarbonization* 

2050: Total decarbonization

*Does not include CO2 offsets

Electrification of energy consumption

This key milestone will be accompanied by a firm commitment to the electrification of consumption.

Investments in the electricity distribution network and its digitalisation will enable us to promote the decarbonisation of the energy consumed by families, companies and public administrations through Endesa X. We will also develop electric mobility with investments in the deployment of charging stations for electric cars, of which there will be more than 46,000 by the end of 2024.

 

A fair energy transition

As we work to promote the change in the energy model, we are committed to contributing to ensure that the transition to an emission-free economy is fair, and we are working to mitigate the economic, environmental and social consequences that these changes may have. That is the objective of the Futur-e plans that we are promoting in the vicinities of the thermal power plants that are in the closing-down phase.

 

We participate in the CDP Climate Change

Since 2006, we have participated in the CDP Climate Change initiative, the most prestigious climate change index, which provides global information on the management of the risks and opportunities identified by the largest companies worldwide.

In the last edition, we achieved the highest score, "A", at "Leadership". This excellent result is a reflection of our strong commitment to the fight against climate change. The recognition was given on the strength of the integration of climate change into business strategy, transparency when communicating it and the relationship with the value chain as refers to climate change.

Also, we adopt best practices for emissions management and set ambitious short- and long-term emission reduction targets, assessing their progress and implementing effective reduction actions.

 

Carbon footprint

Carbon footprint calculation is an instrument to create a detailed inventory of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by a company.

At Endesa, we have calculated and verified the carbon footprint voluntarily since 2009. This indicator allows us to design the main climate strategies and set emission reduction targets.

In 2021, we verified our 2020 carbon footprint and recorded it with the Spanish Office of Climate Change. This body has acknowledged our efforts in reducing our carbon footprint by presenting us with the triple seal (Calculate, Reduce, Offset). We are the first company in the Spanish energy sector to renew these three Carbon Footprint register seals for the fourth consecutive year.

2020 Endesa Carbon Footprint Report

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AENOR Verification Statement of the GHG emissions inventory - ISO 14064 (Spanish version)

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