Eneco Group, one of the frontrunners in renewable energy production and retail in Europe, has today announced that its target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions has been approved by the experts at the Science Based Targets initiative. “Eneco’s ‘science-based target’ provides a clearly defined pathway that specifies how much and how quickly the company needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.”
Eneco is listed number 8 on the Sustainable Brand Index top 100. This index is the result of how Dutch consumers rank companies on its sustainability. For Eneco this ranking confirms that the strategic focus on sustainability is being recognized. The Sustainable Brand Index is a renowned research in Scandinavia and was executed for the first time in the Netherlands.
A milestone. With 100 megawatts of solar energy, Eneco has once again shown that it leads the way in supplying everyone's sustainable energy.
And that’s not all.
'Our aim is to combine new solar farms with smart storage, such as batteries. Companies and families can then use the batteries to store their surplus solar energy. And use that energy when there isn’t enough sunshine. That means they’ll need less energy from the national grid.'
- Paul Minjauw, Director Solar & Storage Eneco
The Dutch Consumer Association, Greenpeace, Natuur & Milieu, and WISE evaluated 34 energy suppliers on the basis of the authenticity of their green electricity. They examine the investments made in the generation, production, supply and purchase of green electricity. They awarded Eneco a mark of 7.0, which puts us in eighth place in the ranking. We are the only one of the five largest energy companies to be awarded a pass mark, which means that for the fifth time in a row we are the most sustainable of the large suppliers.
Every two years, Greenpeace ranks the sustainability of Belgium’s green electricity suppliers. Eneco’s score of 18 points out of 20 on authenticity of supplied green electricity. In 2016, Eneco was the most sustainable of all the large players. The high score was awarded because Eneco only invests in sustainable energy and actively contributes to the development of innovative technologies in Belgium.
Read more about the Greenpeace ranking.
MT.nl presents the best 100 corporate service providers in the Netherlands for the 15th time. And Eneco is at number one in the energy sector. Fifty percent of the respondents recommended Eneco.
Every year, we generate more than 1 Gigawatt (1,000 Megawatts) of sustainable energy. With onshore and offshore wind farms, with our biomass plant and with solar farms in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and France. This is enough sustainable energy for around 850,000 households. Eneco Group is leading the way with investments in large-scale generation capacity.
These sustainable projects are all contributing:
Every year, tens of thousands of homes and hundreds of businesses in the Rotterdam region receive heat thanks to the grey rubbish bags that AVR processes every day. One rubbish bag translates into seven hot showers. In early 2017, Eneco reached the milestone of 10 million gigajoules of heat. The AVR plant supplies residual heat to the district heat network in the region through the Leiding over Noord transport network.
Facts and figures
'This is consistent with Rotterdam’s climate targets. We want to encourage the port to become sustainable and aim to use residual heat from industry in the best possible way. The climate agreements that were made in Paris are aimed at making our air cleaner and healthier so that we can keep our living environment clean and maintain our quality of life.'
- Pex Langenberg, Rotterdam alderman