Controlling emissions of climate gases has become one of the key issues on the international political agenda.
The UN Climate Panel has concluded that emissions of climate gases from human activities are accelerating climate change, and world leaders are attempting to come to an agreement to limit these emissions and slow down this trend.
Statkraft aims to use its role as European leader in renewable energy to contribute to this important work:
Our primary product is thoroughly climate-friendly and our share of the energy market is growing
We offset our impact on the climate in all our activities and we undertake continual development work
We use our expertise to promote sustainable technology
We have a presence in all the key arenas, including the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
Statkraft has also chosen to generate gas-fired energy. We do this through the two gas-fired plants we have built in Germany, two gas-fired plants we acquired in a swap with the German power company E.ON, and the gas-fired plant at Kårstø in Norway, which is operated by Naturkraft, a company co-owned by Statkraft and Statoil.
What is common to all Statkraft’s gas-fired plants is that they represent the transition from fossil-fuel to renewable energy. Even though gas-fired power generation emits climate gases, it is far more environmentally friendly than coal or oil-fired generation.
Where we have been involved at the start of projects, it has also been of the utmost importance for us to use modern and eco-friendly power production and cleansing technologies.
The energy efficiency of the power station at Kårstø is 58-60 percent, among the best in Europe. Naturkraft is committed to the cleansing of CO2 emissions from the plant, once the technology becomes commercially available.
We want to contribute to the development of cleaner energy, in gas-fired generation as elsewhere.