Real change requires real action

A remarkable transformation to renewables.

To protect our common home, earth, we need to power it better.
More than 80 percent of the world's energy still comes from fossil fuels.
The resulting pollution for our planet is harmful.

We want to change this.
We want to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

To help achieve this goal, we needed to transform ourselves first.
So, we went from a black to a green energy company. 
We started to focus exclusively on sustainable solutions.

Where once we largely used coal, oil and gas, today we focus entirely on renewables.
Our share of green energy went from 17% to today, almost 80% green. 
And by 2025 we will be virtually 100% green.

In a short time, we´ve built a leading position as one of the world´s largest renewable energy developers, and we're continuing to grow. 

 

From the world´s first to the world´s largest

Early on, we saw the potential of offshore wind as an alternative to coal. 

In 1991, we built the world´s first wind farm, turning what was then a new idea – wind turbines at sea - into a successful large-scale industry that can power hundreds of millions of lives.

While others are just starting to focus on green energy, we´ve already built a global position in offshore wind. Today, more than 25% of the world’s offshore wind power is installed by us and we operate the world´s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension in the UK, powering over 600,000 people.

We are the largest offshore wind developer today

1 out of 4 turbines in the world are installed by us

Leading by example - emissions free 

Through our actions, we´ve shrunk our own carbon emissions by two-thirds since 2006 resulting in a reduction of Denmark´s total carbon emissions by 53%.

In just five years, we will be 99% emission free, hitting zero emissions in 2025. 


That´s a significant achievement in the fight against climate change and one that will matter greatly to generations to come. 

Fastest to go green

To transform from a predominantly oil and gas company, to a world leading green energy business in just 25 years, has involved hard choices and a bold strategy.

We were the first of the traditional energy companies to commit to going completely coal free. And we were among the first to invest in green energy solutions.

This dramatic change in focus resulted in the change of our name, to Ørsted, after the Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted. His curiosity, dedication and interest in nature embodies our purpose to help create a world that runs entirely on green energy.

 

Green energy to millions

By moving from a domestic Danish, fossil fueled business to one of Europe´s largest green energy developers, our own transformation is established. Now, as our renewable activities expand, we´re starting to convert more areas of the world to renewable energy.
Our strong presence in Taiwan and the U.S, along with our rapidly growing global footprint, means we´re already supporting more countries switch to green energy.

Currently, we´re providing green energy to 9.5 million people and we´re set to raise this number to over 30 million people by 2025. 
 

With our ambition to build an entirely green energy future, there is hope we can help mitigate climate change and create true, meaningful impact on the world, and show our planet the love it deserves.

 

 

Love your home.