Environmental care

"ERG believes that the complete compatibility of its activities with the health and safety of workers, the territory, natural resources and the surrounding environment is an essential condition both for the acceptability of its plants and its operational activities, as well as the achievement of its growth objectives. ERG thus constantly works to ensure that the business operations of all Group companies are carried out with full respect for the health and safety of its employees and third parties, as well as the environment, intended in the broadest sense, carefully considering these factors as part of the long-term planning process and encouraging the adoption of environmentally-friendly and energy effi cient technologies.

(from ERG Group Code of Ethics)


One of our priorities and business responsibilities is the battle against climate change, which is mainly caused by the atmospheric emission of greenhouse gases, largely made up of carbon dioxide.

To reduce and offset greenhouse gases and respect European sustainability targets, for years we have pursued a long-term strategy based on the development of renewable sources, the promotion of energy efficiency, the use of the best techniques available for ensuring a constant reduction in emissions, and the use of fuels with low carbon content (natural gas) to reduce atmospheric pollution.

CO2 avoided: 2016-2018

CO2 avoided: 2016-2018

CO2 avoided: 2016

  Installed 
Capacity
(MW)
Production
(GWh)
CO2 avoided
(kt)
Wind Power - Italy 1,095 2,220 1,268
Wind Power - France 168 240 188
Wind Power - Germany 252 499 318
Wind Power -  Polonia 82 213 185
Wind Power -  Bulgaria  54 148 126
Wind Power - Romania 70 181 133
Hydroelectric 527 1,358 775
Total   4,859
2,993
 
from 2016 ERG Sustainability Report
Data and indicators
(from ERG 2016 Sustainability Report)