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Sustainable Business is Good Business
Stakeholders tell us that reducing society's carbon emissions is where we can make the biggest contribution to
combating climate change. That's why
we're capitalising on innovative ideas and investing billions to create power
networks for smart, sustainable low carbon energy.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are a direct result of our operational activities:
80% by 2050 with an interim target of 45% by 2020.
80% of our top 250 suppliers to report greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
We have the potential to save 300,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year by using
waste heat to reduce demand for gas at our liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.
Almost all the heat energy the LNG plant needs comes from E.ON's nearby power station,
using water that has heated up during the station's cooling process.
We laid 3km of pipeline to transport the water between the two facilities, which has
reduced fuel gas use by up to 169M m3/year. That's the equivalent of taking 100,000 cars off the road.
how much carbon is embedded in the goods and services we buy, helping us make
informed decisions that reduce our environmental impact.
developed the carbon interface tool that accurately calculates the carbon
intensity of an infrastructure project. We're asking our supply chain to
include this in their bids, allowing us to see where the areas of focus might
allows us to measure our performance against targets, find innovative ways to
work and become more efficient.
have been evaluated with the tool so far.
award-winning project to transport captured CO2 for storage below the sea has
the potential to unlock a multi-billion pound UK industry.
game-changing by MPs, this work could help the government hit challenging
climate change goals.
The aim is
to build a large shared network of pipes that can capture CO2 from power
drilled the world's first offshore test well for CO2 storage to prove the CO2
we transport can be stored at scale.
reduced our emissions from 19.6Mt CO2e in 1990 to 7.4MT CO2e in 2014
less Greenhouse Gas emissions from the entire National Grid. That saves as much carbon as flying a 747
non-stop for 44 years.
We cut our
energy consumption by a quarter (23%) between 11/12 and 13/14 – a reduction of
and deliver 18TWh of energy from renewable sources like solar and wind to where
it is needed – enough to power a quarter of all UK homes for a year.
National Grid is investing in projects that cut
carbon emissions, enhance ecosystems, reduce waste and increase recycling. We
are transforming our company to excel in the face of these challenges, managing
our exposure to risk, investing in options that build environmental gain and
reduce our running costs to give us long-term financial strength.