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: Trend 2006-2015

CO2 avoided: Trend 2006-2015

CO2 avoided: 2015

  Installed 
Capacity
(MW)
Production
(GWh)
CO2 avoided
(kt)
Wind Power - Italy 1,087 1,910 701
Wind Power - France 128 206 13
Wind Power - Germany 86 156 82
Wind Power -  Romania  70 201 64
Wind Power -  Bulgaria  54 74 32
Wind Power - Poland 82 68 56
Hydroelectric 527 84 31
Total   2,698
979
 
from 2015 ERG Sustainability Report